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Publisher's Note:

What Detective Brady St. John really needs is a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, just as the sun is setting on his second day at a friend's cabin on Lake Henley, he hears a scream and races to rescue a woman from her would-be killer. When the killer escapes only to return to finish the job, Brady vows to utilize all of his many resources to keep her safe--and catch those who would see her dead. Financial crimes investigator Emily Chastain doesn't trust many people. And even though she let the detective who saved her life in on a few pertinent facts about why she was being attacked, there are some things you just don't share with a stranger. Little does she suspect that the secret she is keeping just might get them both killed. Bestselling and award-winning author Lynette Eason sends readers on a race for the truth in this heart-stopping story of risk, regret, and redemption.…

Code of Valor

by Lynette Eason

Overall Book Review:

Code of Valor by Lynette Eason is the third book in the Blue Justice series.  No time is wasted getting started with this action-packed story.  Dangerous situations and uncertainties abound.  Even better, a romance is brewing that manages to outshine the mystery and threats of bodily harm.  This is done in such a way that the harsh realities of the story are somehow softened.  Another example of how love conquers all.

The plot is a bit laughable when Brady St. John, who is trying to escape his hectic life as a detective, finds himself thrown into the middle of the very thing he is trying to avoid.  Those who have read and enjoyed Eason’s work in the past will not be disappointed.  Opportunities to try and figure out who is behind the attempts on Emily Chastain’s life are many.

Explore the many emotional and relationship issues driving a wedge between Brady St. John and Emily Chastain.  Dive into the pasts of these two to try and figure out who is behind the murders and be relieved to know it is resolved by the end of the story.  Hold on tight as you are in for a fast, action-packed read that also delivers romance.  Nothing stays calm or stable for long.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Many reports of and references to people having been killed; many instances in which a person is verbally threatened; many times where a character orders another to kill someone; a woman is trapped in a car by a man with a gun; a person is tied up; several scenes in which shots are fired, some are fatal; a house is deliberately set on fire with the occupants inside; a man is wrestling with a woman trying to subdue her; a character tackles another; a villain is struck with a piece of wood; report that a person’s father was physically abusive; a person sees decomposing bodies. 

Sex/Nudity:  Report that a teenager had sex resulting in pregnancy (this act was consensual, but later it is discovered that the male set out to achieve sexual conquest); non-married characters kiss, hold hands and embrace.

Mature Subject Matter:

Murder, abuse of a child by a parent, drug addiction.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

A character refers to a past addiction to pain killers.

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I primarily read fiction from all genres. I have six children and many happy hours have been spent reading together. I also love quilting, hiking, and camping.