Welcome to my Reader Friday blog. This week I’m reviewing Rachel Dylan’s Deadly Proof. Here’s the back cover copy and then my review.
In 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.
Rachel Dylan’s Deadly Proof will keep you on the edge of your seat from the get-go. Kate Sullivan isn’t after the big bucks a lot of lawyers seek. Instead, she wants justice for her clients. I really enjoyed this story with its complex characters. Her antagonist in the courtroom, Ethan Black (who is not the love interest) struggled with his desire for success against taking the moral route and Dylan did a great job with his character. The hero, Landon James, had his own demons and wrestled with them in a believable fashion.
This was my first Rachel Dylan book, but it won’t be my last. Dylan’s story-telling reminds me of John Grisham, except she has much stronger and believable endings.
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