First Line Friday — End Game

20 Dec

Happy Friday before Christmas! Have you got all your prep done? I have finished my shopping and have just a few dishes to make before heading out to our cabin in the woods. Warm temps (60s as highs) and a possibility of rain is in the forecast, so no white Christmas. But, I have a bunch of books to snuggle up with, so Merry Christmas to me! One of the books I am taking along for holiday reading is End Game by Rachel Dylan. And with an opening line that promises great things to come, I am itching to start. What are your reading plans for Christmas?

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When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper whom Bailey refuses to believe is guilty.

When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, including a link to a powerful defense contractor, they wonder if there’s a deeper cover-up at play. Then Bailey is targeted, and it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets.

With the stakes getting higher by the moment in a twisted conspiracy, there’s a rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of all of them.


Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. Rachel writes the Atlanta Justice Series which features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the Atlanta Justice series, is a CBA bestseller, an FHL Reader’s Choice Award winner, a Daphne du Maurier Finalist, and a Holt Medallion Finalist. Lone Witness is the winner of a Holt Medallion, the Maggie Award, and is a Selah Finalist. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at


8 Responses to “First Line Friday — End Game”

  1. bellesmoma16 December 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

    Today, I’m sharing from Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle: It’s such a good book!!! Currently, I’m just starting Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews, so I’ll post a line from there:

    “I hated weeding the garden alone, but I’d rather Abba copy his scrolls inside than bear our neighbor’s cutting remarks.”

    Hope you have a great weekend and a blessed Christmas! 😊❤📖

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2019 at 9:52 am #

      I have Isaiah’s Daughter on my shelf, unread. I am woefully behind!

  2. Iola December 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

    That’s a great first line! It would definitely keep me reading.

    I’m sharing the first line from Breaking Point by Marji Laine on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Home for Christmas by Candee Fick. Here’s the first line:

    On a Monday afternoon in mid-October, Tyler Sherwood found himself pacing backstage at the Showstopper Theater inside the Golden Palace Casino in Las Vegas.

    I love Candee Fick’s romances and am looking forward to reading this one.

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2019 at 9:51 am #

      Enjoy your book and Merry Christmas!

  3. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) December 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from Synapse by Steven James: “You do not hear your baby cry.”

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2019 at 9:51 am #

      That was a really interesting book.

  4. Paula Shreckhise December 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    My first line is from Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman:
    One Mistake. That was all it took to put Dustee’s life on the line-death right on her heels.

    Rachel’s book is coming my way!
    Merry Christmas!

    • rbclibrary December 22, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

      I just finished Seconds to Live this afternoon. My review posts tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you!

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