Book Review: Firewall

23 Jul

389936After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.

Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?

With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.


d-mills-about-picDiAnn Mills is a best-selling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She currently has more than fifty-five books published.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Carol Awards and Inspirational Reader’s Choice awards. DiAnn won the Christy Award in 2010 and 2011.

DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and is the 2014 president of RWA’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter.

She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

My Impressions:

When DiAnn Mills says she wants her readers to have an adventure she means it! Her newest novel, Firewall, starts off with a bang and the suspense never lets up. If you like romantic suspense, then definitely check out Firewall.

Taryn is a software developer who specializes in protective programs for highly sensitive systems. When she is swept off her feet by the charming Shep, she cannot believe her good fortune. But a dream-come-true honeymoon soon turns into a nightmare as she survives a terror attack and then is implicated in the bombing. Using her considerable analytical skills as well as a healthy dose of martial arts, Taryn continues to elude the bad guys while helping Special Agent Grayson Hall discover who is behind the crimes.

Non-stop action is the hallmark of Firewall. Taryn and Grayson go from one impossible situation to the next, dodging kidnappers and evading assassins. There are sparks between the two main characters, but Mills handles it in a realistic way. Both are cautious and their circumstances warrant it. The mystery continues to the very end — I did not see the final showdown coming! There is also a great dog character for animal lovers. Faith is explored as Taryn discovers new belief in God and Grayson continues a life dependent on Him.

So for a great reading adventure filled with adrenaline and didn’t-see-it-coming surprises, check out Firewall.


(Thanks to Revell for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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