Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fatal Justice - Marie Force

Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.

The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal...

Fatal Justice is the 2nd book in the "Fatal" series, and is another smash hit.  We got to know Sam and Nick and many other great characters in the first book and in Fatal Justice, their story continues.  Nick has taken his oath as Senator and Sam has taken her own oath as a new Lieutenant.  This time, Sam is investigating the murder of a Supreme Court nominee with a secret that would turn his nomination in to a circus, but he also happens to be a close friend of Nick, which again does pose a few problems for the new couple.  The press has a field day with the relationship between the Senator and new Lieutenant and tracks them everywhere they go.  

This book is a page turner, I had a difficult time putting it down.  The strength and vulnerability combination that IS Sam, makes her so relatable too.  She has such a dynamic relationship with her family, her dad in particular, that brought tears to my eyes.  A secret that Sam has carried for many years comes to light, thus giving her an unlikely ally.  There is great banter between Sam and Nick again, one minute she is planning to stab him with a rusty steak knife and the very next minute, he uses his charms to woo her back in to a docile state, well as docile as we can hope from Sam.  From the very beginning, this book offers a roller coaster of emotions, a tried and true plot line and several villains that you can't help but hate.

Notable Quote:
"While your driving clearly leaves something to be desired, they weren't just after you."  Smirking, he filled her in on what he'd heard about the gang initiation. "I was worth triple extra points.  You were just regular points." 

5 out of 5.  A non stop adventure of love, heart ache and justice.  This is a must read in the "Fatal" series and one that is definite on the keeper shelf.  The nonstop action and suspense was well written and the love story wasn't over the top, but written so that you are rooting not only for the lead couple, but for some of the supporting cast, who also seem to have found love.  Mrs. Force keeps you guessing till the end, when the villain isn't who you expect but lives are changed forever.


  1. Thanks, Hope! I love this review. Thanks for posting to Amazon, too! xoxo

  2. great review Hope and I totally agree this was an awesome book! The notable quote you picked is one of my favorite lines!!

  3. Thanks girls for dropping in :)