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Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason is the first book in her new Blue Justice series and the story is a great one. While she has used a common series formula of families, instead of one family, she has two involved. The Marshalls and the St. Johns have been friends for years and their lives have intertwined. The first tale to tell is that of Isabelle “Izzy” St. John and Ryan Marshall, both with the police department.
On an off-the-records op, Ryan’s brother Kevin is shot and killed because of his impetuous behavior. Instead of listening to Izzy, his partner, he goes into a warehouse without backup and is killed for his efforts. But before he dies, he asks Izzy to hide his phone. So begins a story of death and intrigue and the Mafia and law enforcement and action/suspense at the finest.
I loved the characters of Izzy and Ryan. Izzy is stubborn and intelligent, but not foolhardy like her partner. She is loyal and close to her family and the Marshalls. Even when death surrounds her, she is able to keep her head and reason out what might be happening. Ryan Marshall sounds like the typical hunk, but has redeeming qualities like an interest in Izzy that stemmed from their childhoods. He is more apt to lose his temper, but can quickly rein in his emotions when the situation requires. I loved the byplay between the two of them and the care each of them shows for their families. Oath of Honor is an excellent start for the new series. Five stars!
Lynette Eason is the author of several series for which she has won a Selah Award, a Golden Scroll Award, two ACFW Carol Awards, and an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. She has a master’s degree in education and lives in South Carolina with her husband and two teens. She is known to take many trips with friends as “flat Lynette”-a photograph of her that shows up in many unlikely places.
I was given a copy of Oath of Honor by Revell Books, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.