Riveting New Series Offers Legal Suspense with a Romantic TwistIn the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer. Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything–even murder–to keep the case from going to trial.
As part of the Litfuse Bloggers Program, I was able to join in on the Blog Tour for Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. I had never heard of Ms. Dylan but working in a law office for over 30 years, I’m always interested in a good legal thriller! Deadly Proof is book one in a series of three books in the Atlanta Justice series by Rachel Dylan. The main character in each of the three books in this series are female lawyers.
Attorney Kate Sullivan is counsel for the plaintiff in a lawsuit against a big pharmaceutical company responsible for the deaths of many people. . Kate’s case focuses on one victim, a 16-year old girl who develops a fatal tumor after taking the drug and she’s determined to get justice for the victims.
Kate is contacted by a whistleblower from inside the company who is trying to help Kate by providing damaging evidence that the company actually knew of the dangers of this particular drug, but went ahead with it anyway. Soon after providing Kate with this evidence, the informant is found dead, which prompts Kate to call a private investigator, Landon James, to investigate this suspicious death.
When Kate brings Landon on to help with her case, he is certain she needs more than an investigator – she needs protection as well. As he steps into the role of helping Kate, he is aware of her strong sense of ethics, and sees her integrity and strong faith. Landon has his own ghosts in the closet that make him feel that he isn’t worthy of someone’s love, and especially God’s love.
Deadly Proof shows readers the extent of legal work involved in building a case. While there’s lots of legal terminology, Ms. Dylan provides detailed explanations by way of the attorneys sharing their knowledge to other characters so that readers who are not involved in the legal community can understand the procedures and terms used, so the story keeps moving without getting bogged down with confusing legal mumbo-jumble.
Deadly Proof is written from several different points of view to allow readers a better understanding of both sides of a lawsuit and the investigation involved. The two main characters, Kate and Landon, have the majority of the view, but certain perspectives are provided by Ethan, the lead defense attorney, and one of his associates. Deadly Proof is a fast-paced drama that keeps readers biting their nails, glued to the pages, keeping them on the edge of their seat. When it is least expected, something else happens to leave readers wondering what will happen next. There are twists that readers can’t see coming. This is the first book I’ve read by Rachel Dylan, but I definitely plan to read more of her books including the rest in this series! I’m looking forward with great anticipation to Book 2!
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Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including legal romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. In addition, Rachel writes the Danger in the Deep South including “Lethal Action” and “Devoted Defender,” which appeals to fans of edge of your seat romantic suspense. Rachel also writes the Windy Ridge series including “Trial & Tribulations” and “Fatal Accusation.” These legal thrillers with elements of spiritual warfare are great for fans who enjoy books by Peretti or Dekker. “Trial & Tribulations” was a Selah finalist in 2016. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids—two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.
You can find Rachel at www.racheldylan.com.