I have always enjoyed books by Lynette Eason from the very first one I read in the Love Inspired collection. It has been fun reading every one of them and watching as the author’s skills improved book by book, nor that the first ones were at all inferior. Recommendations to friends have brought more fans to the fold. Because my maternal grandmother was born an Eason, I feel just a bit of kinship with this author even if we are most likely not related.

I know I probably say that each book is her best one yet, Hostile Intent was definitely one of my very top favorites. I loved Ava, the strong heroine who has resigned herself to a life alone due to the family secrets she guarded. Caden was the perfect hero, with a determined strength and protective nature yet sensitive enough to allow Ava leeway to take care of business.

The plot moved along at a speedy clip with one intense scenario after another. Danger and suspense lurked with each turn of the page and several surprises were in store for Ava and readers of this exciting tale. This suspenseful novel is a perfect end for an excellent series. It can easily stand on its own merits but why not read the previous books and find out what happened in the lives of Ava’s best friends.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Secrets are about to be revealed . . . but will the guilty be brought to justice?

Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother’s illness has forced her to request an early discharge. She already lost her father while deployed, and there’s no way she’s going to let her mother die alone. But after a visit to the nursing facility where her mother lives, Ava is attacked walking back to her car. Fortunately, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help fight off her attacker.

Caden reveals to Ava that she may hold the key to the murders of three families, and he needs her help before anyone else is harmed. The hits show a pattern, and clearly the killer has an agenda. But if Caden and Ava can’t discover what it is, Ava may be next on the hit list.


Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at