Author Janet Dailey's "BANNON BROTHERS"--heroes with heart, humor and a whole lotta hunkiness!
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BANNON BROTHERS: HONOR by Janet Dailey
Rugged. Tall. Built to last. Linc Bannon has it all—and he’s there every time Kenzie needs him. They share a mission: to serve their country stateside, Linc in high-level intelligence and Kenzie as an expert trainer of combat dogs. Independent and sexy, Kenzie is definitely one of a kind—and the only one he wants. But if you ask her, she doesn’t need a hero in her life. Until two of her friends, thousands of miles apart, are suddenly struck down. One, a soldier, is dead; the other, a civilian, is barely alive. Linc goes into action and uncovers a lethal web connecting the tragic events. A killer is at large, unhinged and with unfinished business. Kenzie has no choice but to join forces with the one man who can get past her defenses. As a hidden conspiracy threatens to explode with devastating consequences, Linc is honor-bound to protect Kenzie. With all his heart, he vows to risk his life for hers.
MY REVIEW: Author Janet Dailey continues her "Bannon Brothers" series with "Honor", featuring the middle brother, Linc Bannon. A top-level government operative whose expertise is technology and military programming development, Linc is a low-key, high-tech guy with the trademark Bannon dry wit. There isn't much in this world that he can't analyze, improve or reinvent, and he knows the right people to ask when he needs answers to his questions. The only thing in his life that has thrown him for a loop is one small woman, a petite powerhouse named Kenzie, a dog trainer who once specialized in K9 training for the US Army. Linc and Kenzie are "buddies", with a great teasing friendship that makes Linc long for a deeper involvement. Kenzie is also attracted to Linc, but trust issues from her past are making her wary of a romantic entanglement which could ruin a terrific friendship. Linc invites Kenzie to his brother RJ's wedding, and she declines, leaving him alone with his thoughts as he watches other couples mingle after the wedding. Later, sitting at a bar, nursing his yearning for Kenzie as he nurses a cold drink, Linc sees a newsflash on the bar TV that sends a jolt straight to his heart. A horrible accident scene is being shown, and Linc recognizes the mangled car as belonging to Kenzie. A furious race to find her and make sure she's all right ends with Kenzie being safe and the friend who borrowed her car in critical condition in the hospital ICU. When the wreck turns out to be much more than "accidental", Linc and Kenzie begin an intense investigation that soon has them spending a lot of time in each other's company. The deeper they dig into the cover-up involving the military equipment supplier where Kenzie's friend worked, the more involved their hearts become, and each begins to dream of a future together--if only they can survive the present! As with older brother RJ's story in "Trust", Janet Dailey once again gives us a very appealing hero with middle brother Linc Bannon in "Honor". I can't wait to read about rascally younger brother Deke when his own book is released!
Review Copy Gratis Kensington Books
BANNON BROTHERS: TRUST by Janet Dailey
With relentless suspense and a deft feel for creating men of power and character, Janet Dailey introduces three unforgettable brothers: RJ, Linc, and Deke Bannon. Cold cases aren't RJ Bannon’s usual line of work. But Ann Montgomery’s long-ago abduction is too intriguing to pass up. Ann was just three when she was taken in the night from her family’s historic Virginia mansion more than twenty-five years ago. The socially prominent Montgomerys launched a heartbreaking search but no trace of the missing girl was ever found. Bannon knows the chances of finding her now—alive or dead—are slim, yet he can’t stop searching for answers. Especially once he meets Erin Randall. A beautiful, talented local artist, she seems to share some tantalizing connections with the vanished Ann. As the legacy of lies and deception comes to a shocking climax, a hidden menace explodes, and Bannon vows to protect Erin at all costs...even if it puts his own life on the line...
MY REVIEW: In author Janet Dailey's romantic suspense story, "Bannon Brothers: Trust", RJ Bannon is a police detective with a bullet permanently lodged in his back. On an extended medical leave after a drug bust gone bad, Bannon is bored, restless, and ready to get back on the job. However, when he still is not released for duty by his doctor, he has to file a continued claim for medical coverage, and so he must have insurance papers signed by the chief of police. While at the police station, Bannon decides to check in with his old pal Doris, who now has a new position as Case Files Manager. Killing time while waiting for the chief, Bannon offers to help Doris with designating old case files to be archived for digital storage. His decision to help his friend is one that will change the course of his life. He becomes intrigued by a decades-old missing child case in which a the three-year old daughter of a wealthy businessman was kidnapped and never found. The huge reward was never claimed, and the money has been held in trust, accumulating substantial interest throughout the years. The trust is about to expire, and the money will be returned to the girl's father, Hugh Montgomery. Due to serious financial losses, Hugh is desperate to recover the money. Bannon begins his own investigation into the kidnapping, and this is where the author really caught my reader's attention with deftly detailed detective work. I loved the noir-ish feel of the story line. Tough, but tender-hearted, detective has a sense of honor, a logical mind, and a great relationship with his two younger brothers, Linc and Deke. When Bannon meets beautiful artist Erin Randall, he falls real fast in a real big way. Erin is not immune to Bannon's charm and protectiveness, but it comes increasingly clear that she is somehow an unknowing link to the mystery surrounding the kidnapping, and they try to put their feelings for each other on hold until the case is solved. There is much humor in the story as well, with the author injecting some sharply observed truths in an entertaining manner. If you love good-guy detectives with a wry sense of humor, then you will greatly enjoy "Trust". Next in the series is "Bannon Brothers: Honor", featuring middle brother, Linc Bannon. The third book will be younger brother Deke's own story. Author Janet Dailey is a versatile storyteller--offering modern romantic suspense, classic romance, and thrilling historical westerns--always with her own unique style!
Review Copy Gratis Kensington Publishing
Homepage Link: http://www.janetdailey.com/
Janet Dailey's first book was published in 1976. In the twenty-six years since, she has written ninety-nine more novels and become the third largest-selling female author in the world, with 325 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. She lives in Branson, Missouri.
Praise For Janet Dailey and her novels
“Fast-paced, compelling romantic mystery.” —Library Journal
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Evocative, flavorful…Dailey casts her spell . . .”—Publishers Weekly on Masquerade
“A sure-fire winner.” —Publishers Weekly on Rivals
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