Second Look

Series: Griffin Force
Publisher: Stone Hall Books
Release Date: December 8, 2018
Genre: Suspense

When the most wanted terrorist in the world escapes from a high security prison, Nate Hughes is part of the task force sent to recapture him. During the mission, he meets Abby, a fellow investigator that seems to have it all together. He's drawn to her and hopes they can join forces, but when her past is revealed, loyalties are called into question. Could she have turned against the country she once held dear?

The CIA wants her captured and interrogated, but with a terrorist attack imminent, Abby may be the only person in a position to help them stop it. Nate must make a choice to either trust her or turn her in---but the wrong decision would clear the path for the largest attack on freedom the world has ever seen.

And time is running out.

My Review ♥️

It is heartbreaking that the war on terrorism has gone on as long as it has.  We hear about it on the news but have you ever stopped to think about the battles themselves and the ones that so bravely fight to protect our country every day?  Unless you've been there I don't think you can really grasp the magnitude of what we're dealing with.  Julie Coulter Bellon has given us a small taste of what it's like to chase a terrorist in Second Look and it is terrifying just reading a fictitious account let alone imagining the real thing that his happening right now.

Two years ago Abby Caldwell was working for the CIA and was at an arena that was attacked by the most notorious terrorist leader Mahmoud Atwah.  Everyone in her team was killed except her, but as fate would have it she took an opportunity to take the identity of one of Atwah's followers that had also died in the explosion, and try to take down Atwah from the inside.  After two years Abby finally proved her loyalty to Atwah after helping him escape from prison, and set into motion his final plan that would take down major cities across the world and cause incredible panic.

Nate Hughes works for the Griffin Force task force and it's love at first sight the first time he sees Abby, which is when she is pretending to be apart of the CIA but really helping Atwah escape prison.  He can tell that there is something different about her and is finally able to uncover the truth that Abby had desperately been trying to keep hidden.  They decide to join forces and take down Atwah for good, together.

This is the first book that I've read by Julie Coulter Bellon and I am more than a little impressed.  I've never been interested in book on war or terrorism before but I am a sucker for a good suspense and Second Look delivers!  Julie has an incredible ability to put you right there in the action, and you find yourself anxiously turning from page to page to find out what will happen next.  I instantly fell in love with sweet, trusting Nate and my heart went out to Abby and everything she had to sacrifice to try to take Atwah down.  You can feel the electrifying chemistry between these characters as well as the pure evil that emanated from Atwah and his entourage.  By the time you reach the final scene you are ready to see justice served!

After reading Second Look I am eager to read the other book in the Griffin Force series.  Though there are predictable parts the story still flowed with wonderful writing and a great plot.  If you're in the mood for suspense and violence that isn't too graphic, then Second Look is a must read!  I enjoyed it immensely and cannot wait to read the next installment!
My Rating: ★★★★

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Get to Know Author Julie Coulter Bellon

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of nearly two dozen romantic suspense books. Her books All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense, The Capture was a Whitney finalist for Best Suspense/Mystery, and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she’s visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. In her free time she loves to read, write, teach, watch Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

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