Dr. Ivy Collins, founder and CEO of Hedera, Inc., is ready to begin clinical trials of her company’s cutting-edge prosthetic. Her work has been heralded by government, medical, and advocacy groups and everyone hopes the device will be a success. Well, almost everyone. Someone is trying to sabotage Hedera and the launch, but to what purpose–and how far will they go to get what they want?
Meanwhile, U.S. Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon can’t believe he’s finally been reunited with Ivy, his childhood best friend. Now that he’s found her again, Gil intends to spend the rest of his life with her. But it will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save Ivy’s life’s work, her own life, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.
Perfectly balancing chilling suspense and uplifting romance, award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn delivers a story of revenge, greed, and overcoming that you won’t want to put down no matter how late it gets.
Malicious Intent is at the top of my list for the year so far! Lynn Blackburn’s Defend and Protect series follows a group of secret service agents in the Raleigh, NC office. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. It is action packed with an intriguing plot. The main female character, Ivy, is a brilliant bioengineer with a PhD who is the founder of a company with cutting edge technology getting ready to launch. Someone is attempting to sabotage it before it gets off the ground but why and to what extent. The male lead, Gil Dixon, is a US secret service agent who knows Ivy from his childhood but hasn’t seen her in 15 years. They have a lot to uncover from their past all while trying to stay alive and keep her company from being destroyed. If you have read Blackburn’s previous books, you will recognize characters that are helping from other agencies. This romantic suspense has just the right amount of everything! And it leaves you looking forward to the next book in the series Buy Now: Bookshop.org