Lone Star Book Blog Tour: High Treason by DiAnn Mills

Back in May I featured an excerpt from DiAnn Mills’ Deep Extraction, the second in her FBI Task Force series. Today I’m joining up again with Lone Star Lit to bring you the third entry in the series: High Treason. As with the previous novels, it reads as a stand alone novel and brings the same page-turning suspense as her previous novels. Read on to learn more!
High Treason
HIGH TREASON
An FBI Task Force Novel, #3
by
DiANN MILLS
  
Genre: Inspirational /Mystery / Suspense / Romance
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Date of Publication: February 6, 2018
Number of Pages: 416

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High Treason
When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt.
Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time?  

“Compelling characters and a riveting plot that fits seamlessly with current events make this novel impossible to put down. Readers can count on being glued to the pages late into the night – as “just one more chapter” turns into “can’t stop now.”” – RT Book Reviews


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DiAnn Mills does a wonderful job at creating compelling, complex characters and her book High Treason is no exception.. CIA operative Monica Alden is compassionate, complex, intuitive and deeply rooted in her faith – an agent with a  lot of heart and smarts.  Her presence is definitely challenged by FBI special agent Kord Davidson, who is loyal to his Saudi friends and dedicated to figuring out who is behind the assassination attempt – on his own.  Of course, sparks fly, but Mills keeps the tension between them high while remaining true to the inspirational nature of her writing. (Read: she keeps it clean.)

Having a CIA operative working on a case where the primary characters involved live in a very patriarchal society could have been tricky but the author handles it deftly. Monica is frustrated but works the situation with respect for their traditions and with intelligence, not letting ego get in the way of doing her job, and in the process gains their respect (and maybe even an admirer!) She balances out the tension with sharp wit that I quite appreciated. 

The story is fast paced and gripping, and the characterization felt authentic. I could feel the angst that the secrecy of keeping her CIA life undercover from family and friends caused Monica; the tension and distrust of her presence as shown by Ali and other members of the Prince’s staff was palpable.

As I noted briefly above, High Treason crosses genres between mystery, suspense, romance, and inspirational.  Faith definitely plays a more prominent role in this book versus other inspirational novels I’ve read of late. The religious differences between Prince Omar and his family and staff are handled respectfully, and Monica’s faith is recognized by them and appreciated – something that is nice to see given the current environment. Monica’s faith is something that drives her, while Kord is a self-declared agnostic, hoping to find something to believe in.  His conversion felt a bit sudden and awkward, but didn’t detract from the pace of the story.

While the third entry in her FBI Task Force series, this book works as a stand-alone – although, honestly, I would LOVE to see Monica Alden and Kord Davidson working together to solve more cases. I really adored Monica’s character and hated to see her story end.

This was a book that once picked up, I couldn’t put it down – I may have read it in one sitting and I have the piles of laundry and dishes to prove it. (I don’t regret it, either!)  If you are a fan of Sandra Brown or Heather Graham and appreciate a taut mystery (with a clean romance), you need to check out DiAnn Mills and High Treason.

CHECK OUT THE BOOK TRAILER! 

High Treason
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed.

 
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FEBRUARY 6-15 2018

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VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

 

2/6/18
Excerpt 1
2/6/18
Book Trailer
2/7/18
Review
2/8/18
Excerpt 2
2/8/18
Author Video
2/9/18
Review
2/10/18
Excerpt 3
2/10/18
Guest Post 1
2/11/18
Review
2/12/18
Author Video
2/12/18
Guest Post 2
2/13/18
Review
2/14/18
Promo
2/15/18
Review
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Comments

  1. Love that each of the books in this series can stand alone — and it sounds like this book is a great place to start! Thanks for the great review.

    • Thanks. Kristine, I want my readers to find an adventure and not be concerned about reading those in the series that came before it. The series name indicates what the books have in common.

  2. Appreciate all you’re doing for the blog tour!
    DiAnn Mills recently posted..11 Ways to Say I Love You on Valentine’s Day That Won’t Break the Bank

  3. Danielle Hammelef says:

    Great review! I love Monica already as she sounds like someone I’d want to be my friend. I also like that this book is hard to put down and can be read as a stand alone.

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