Monday, February 5, 2018

DiAnn Mills: High Treason

By Kelly Bridgewater

When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt.

Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time?

High Treason  -     By: DiAnn Mills

My Thoughts:

DiAnn Mills is romantic suspense gold. She knows what the genre wants and she delivers. With every single book of hers, I am taken for a ride and given a chance to watch the heroine and hero fall in love. With the concluding book to her FBI Task Force Series, High Treason, she does exactly what she promised.

The writing is clear and concise. I had no problem following Kord and Monica around as they learned to work together to solve the case. Mills does not head hop, so she stays in the perspective of the character who she began the chapter with. I can't imagine all the research she has to do to make this contemporary romantic suspense true. Like understanding the Islam culture and understanding how Monica would face that different culture while trying to protect the Prince.

Monica is a strong heroine who amazes even the men she is sent to protect. In the Islam culture, women aren't allowed to do these things, but Monica does things like unarm a bomb without hesitation or kill a person in point-blank range. Whereas, Monica is a strong heroine; Kord is a normal, predictable FBI Specialist who has already been protecting this Middle-Eastern family. He is the character who transforms spiritually the most in the story. While Monica clings to her faith from the beginning and is still the same at the end of the novel.

The plot didn't wow me. In my humble opinion, it has been overdone. Protecting a Middle-Eastern Prince and finding out who wants them dead is not an original plot. The climactic moments were predictable, and, I believe, which I could be wrong, that Mills has even done them in her past books. Or it could have been done by a number of different suspense authors, but I know I have read these same scenario's somewhere else. I wasn't gripped by the plot, and I wanted more. It was written well and kept my attention. I had a good idea of who wanted the Prince killed before Mills showed me, and I was correct.

High Treason by DiAnn Mills has a fascinating heroine but a lackluster hero and plot, aching for more thrills in the story. Overall, I believe fans of Mills other works will enjoy this novel. I have enjoyed most of her books. This one just didn't hit out the park for me. If you enjoy Terri Blackstock, Irene Hannon, or Lynette Eason, and you haven't tried Mills, you should try her books.

I received a complimentary copy of High Treason by DiAnn Mills from Tyndale Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars

Meet DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader's Choice, and Carol Award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She's an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe.

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