Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice Book #1) by Irene Hannon
Rating: * * * *
US Marshal Jake Taylor reluctantly accepts an assignment to protect federal judge Liz Michaels, the widow of his best friend and the woman he believes caused his friend’s suicide. Thrown together due to the protection detail, Jake and Liz come to understand one another better. Meanwhile, the danger escalates and it becomes a life or death race to track down the bad guy before he reaches Liz.
One of the things I love about this book is that the Marshals always follow the rules. No rogue agents in this book: they follow procedure, they call for backup when appropriate, and they don’t take matters into their own hands.
Liz is strong and independent without being loud about it, and Jake is introspective, intelligent, and thoughtful. A winning combination of characters and characteristics.
Fatal Judgment is filled with tension, excitement, suspense, and drama, start to finish. I look forward to the next installment in the series.