CFBA Review: Double Cross by:DiAnn Mills

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDouble CrossTyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 1, 2015)byDiann 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 Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at her website.


FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead. Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon. As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Double Cross, go HERE.

My Review:
 FBI agent, Laurel Evertson, aided in putting a well known scam artist behind bars. When he was put away, he promised her one thing, “She would pay in blood”. Now, years later, Laurel has begun investigating a fraud case involving an elderly couple. She believes she has hit a dead end, until she is called to sit in on an interview with another elderly couple and their grandson, Daniel Hilton.

Daniel Hilton, Houston Police Officer, believes his grandparents have been scammed out of $50,000. He learned of it from his grandfather, an Alzheimer patient, who just happened to remember the day the incident happened. Going to the FBI with all the information they have, Daniel is surprised that they would even take the case, due to the fact that it happened over a month prior.

Laurel  believes she can help solve the case, even though it involves a murder. When she receives a code that may help just be a piece of evidence, Laurel goes to the one person she knows can help with decoding. Morton Wilmington, the man she put in prison years prior. She knows it may not be the greatest idea she’s had but it’s all she’s got. As she digs deeper into the case, Laurel is reluctant to let Officer Daniel to help in any way. But she may need his help more than she really knows.

Double Cross is the second book in the FBI: Houston Series. I really enjoy DiAnn Mills’ books, they are always full of adventure and action. This book is a great book, as was Firewall (Book One).

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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