Friday, September 9, 2022

Page-Turning Suspense -- Crossfire

In Crossfire, book 2 in her Extreme Measures series, Lynette Eason has once again written a great story filled with page-turning suspense from the very first sentence.

The characters are easy to get to know and to become invested with. The way their backstories develop keeps the interest level high, and the relationships progress at a very comfortable pace. The un-named character who is introduced fairly early in the story adds a neat touch of intrigue that kept me guessing throughout most of the book. Eventually all the pieces come together, but I enjoy the suspense of being left guessing because details are not revealed too soon. I appreciate the well-crafted faith element that feels very natural as it is worked into the story.

Crossfire is the second book in a series, and there are a couple of characters from the first book who make appearances. But no important details from the first book really carry over, so there is no problem in reading this one as a stand-alone. 

I highly recommend Crossfire to fans of great inspirational romantic suspense. I am looking forward to more yet to come in this Extreme Measures series.

Thanks to Revell Reads for providing a copy of the book. I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book

She's never lost a hostage. Surely she can manage to take care of her sister.

FBI special agent Julianna Jameson is a top-notch negotiator, but when her much younger sister, Dottie, needs a place to live while she finishes high school, Julianna's skills will be put to the test.

Former sniper Clay Fox left the army after a tragic incident that he can't get past. Until he can figure out what to do with the rest of his life, he's working as a resource officer at a school. Dottie's school.

When Julianna is called in to negotiate a courtroom hostage situation involving Clay's sister, he's impressed--and, if he's honest, a bit intimidated--by the calm, capable woman with the dark hair and blue eyes, and invites her to speak at the school.

But as the anniversary of a school shooting from Julianna's past approaches, it becomes clear that her perfect record is about to be tested and that Dottie is at risk. If Julianna and Clay can't figure out who's behind the attacks, more innocent people will die--and Dottie is next in line.

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight and Crossfire, as well as the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at


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