Lethal Legacy…..By: Irene Hannon

Lethal Legacy

By: Irene Hannon




Two-Time RITA Award-Winning Author Completes Critically-Acclaimed Romantic Suspense Series


Bestselling suspense author Irene Hannon completes the Guardians of Justice series with her much-anticipated novel Lethal Legacy, releasing in August 2012. Hannon’s signature high-intensity action and taut suspense combined with her talent for writing tender, heartwarming romance will have readers on the edge of their seats. A two-time RITA award winner, Hannon completes the critically acclaimed series with a story of old grudges and a budding romance.


Kelly Warren is on a mission to prove her father’s death wasn’t suicide, but Detective Cole Taylor doesn’t put much credence in her claim. Nothing in his case review suggests foul play until Kelly ends up in the emergency room with a suspicious life-threatening medical condition. The incident strikes him as more than just coincidence. Digging deeper, he discovers she’s linked to a long-ago crime. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

Paperback; 352 pages

$14.99; August 2012


Hannon, a former communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, left the corporate world in 2003 to focus on her growing fiction brand. While continuing to write contemporary romance, she also delved into suspense. The result was her Heroes of Quantico series, which began in 2009 with Against All Odds.  From the beginning, her suspense books have garnered rave reviews. Booklist named her last novel, Deadly Pursuit(Revell, 2011) one of the top ten inspirational fiction titles for 2011 saying Hannon crafted “compelling characters and an emotionally engaging plot powered by a surfeit of nail biting suspense.”



Each of her suspense titles, though part of a series, can be read as a stand-alone novel.


Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award and two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, visit her web site at www.irenehannon.com and follow her on Twitter at @IreneHannon.



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Praise for Irene Hannon and Guardians of Justice Series


Fatal Judgment


“Fatal Judgment is Irene Hannon’s storytelling at its best. I enjoyed every minute.”

–Dee Henderson


“Hannon’s ability to write scenes that cause readers to feel uneasy and to second guess their safety always makes her stories page turners.”

RT Book Reviews


“Best-selling author Irene Hannon weaves a wonderful story full of suspense and romance. She captures your attention at page one and doesn’t let it go until long after you’ve finished the book!”

Suspense Magazine
Deadly Pursuit

2011 Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction


“RITA Award-winning Hannon’s second installment in her Guardians of Justice series delivers compelling characters and an emotionally engaging plot powered by a surfeit of nail-biting suspense. Deadly Pursuit is tailor-made for devoted readers of Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock.”



“The strong character development and suspenseful story line here will win over readers of Lynette Eason, Dee Henderson, and Terri Blackstock.”

Library Journal


“Hannon’s second installment in the Guardians of Justice series is full of action, suspense and just the right amount of romance.”

RT Book Reviews


“Deadly Pursuit is Hannon’s storytelling at its best. With a surefire mix of suspense, action and romance, it will appeal to both genders . . . including people like me, ‘the almost ready for primetime romantic.'”



“Deadly Pursuit held my interest from beginning to end. It is a don’t-put-me-down type book.”

–The Suspense Zone


“Irene Hannon weaves together a good story of suspense and romance.”




Kelly Warren knows for sure that her dad’s death was murder, but proving it might not be so easy. It was an attempt on Kelly’s own life that detective Cole Taylor starts to believe her suspicions are right. Prompting him to dig and search until he finds enough evidence to re-open the case. What will Cole find out? And can he keep is personal feeling for Kelly at bay enough to stay on the case until its over?


Any book by Irene Hannon is storytelling at it’s very best. She has a way of telling a story that will pull you in from the very first page and engulf you until you read the last word. Just as it was with me as I read “Lethal Legacy.” The characters are so well crafted and believable that it felt like reading a real-life story. Kelly was a quiet sweet Christian young lady who mostly stayed to herself. She had a close relationship with her dad and was determined to find his killer. And since the detective who had the case earlier was on vacation, who by the good-looking, hot, Cole Taylor was assigned to review the case for her. Cole was also a likeable person, and his close nit family really gave the book a more personal touch. A very touching story, one that will stay with readers for a long time after you finish reading.


If you are a suspense lover, then this book is a must, one you will not be disappointed in. And if you just like a good, clean, enjoyable read, then you will love this book too. And if you are like me and stay up until the wee hours of the morning finishing “Lethal Legacy,” believe me, every night sound you hear will scare the wits out of you! But that’s the fun of reading a suspense!


I highly recommend this book for your reading enjoyment. Grab a copy of this one, and the others in this series for a few great reads!


“Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Glenda Parker
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:00:17

    I love all of Irene’s books. This one sounds wonderful, I can’t wait to read it. I love your review. God bless you both.
    Glenda Parker


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