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Usually BOOKMARK is presentation of a new Christian book to hit the stores, but in this edition, by request, we are presenting a book that was first released in 2015. If you have not yet read UNOFFENDABLE, take a look at the synopsis and reader reviews below – this book may be for you.

Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2)

Author: Irene Hannon

ISBN-10: 080072769X
ISBN-13: ISBN13: 9780800727697

Publishing Date: October 1, 2018

Availability in London: Creation Bookstore.

Available in: Paperback


Reviews courtesy of: Goodreads

Summary:

Summary:

As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she's fulfilling that pledge through her fair-trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying.

Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue--and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly, scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die . . . including Kristin?

Three-time RITA Award-winner and "queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn't disappoint in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion.

Maureen Timerman gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 5 out of 5 Stars
This is the second book in this series, and can be read alone, but we pick up at a wedding, and go forward from there with a chance meeting and then a sad professional meeting a few days later.

This is a read that I felt I could be hearing on the news, it hits all too close to reality, and unfortunately it could all be true.

While my mind did lock onto who the main culprit was you will have to read to see if you catch on too. With a lot of action here you will not be able to guess what is around the next corner.

We are reunited with the life friends of the Tree House Gang, and I love the relationship they share, and how they are there for one another.

With a bit of sweet romance, and a strong faith in God, you will be wanting to come back soon for another linger into the lives of these characters.


Emily Yager gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 5 out of 5 Stars
An amazing romantic suspense. More suspense than romantic, but still highly entertaining. A Terrorist plot involving homemade candles from Syria? Very interesting and unique.

I had the villain figured out early on in the story and that took some of the tension out of it for me. But over all a great read. I recommend it to anyone who loves Romantic Suspense.


Susan Snodgrass gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 4 out of 5 Stars
I never miss an Irene Hannon book. She is a very good suspense author with spiritual themes. This latest book is number two in her Code of Honor series and delves into terrorist activity and how they fund their missions.

Her writing, as always, is impeccable, and her plots spot on in today's world. Her characters are always very well developed. I especially enjoy how she layers her suspense right up until the end, guaranteeing her readers excitement in her books. Recommended.


Lisa Johnson gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 5 out of 5 Stars
Kristen Dane is a good friend of the other two members of the Treehouse Gang. Each member is in a different career, but their bond is strong. When Kristen learns that a monk she knew in a different country has died, she is broken hearted. She then attends the wedding of a good friend. However, after a couple days off, she enters her store to find the body of her coworker and a mess in the store.

The man who comes to the scene and try to gather clues is a new Detective on the force and covering for Kristen friend Colin while he is on his honeymoon. Kristen’s heart as well as the detective named Luke are attracted to each other instantly though neither is aware of the others thoughts or feelings. Luke was married and is now widowed. He tries to guard his heart so that he doesn’t mix business with personal relationships. Becca is his sister and she is trying to encourage Luke to allow someone to love him and be close to him.

Book two has a lot of action, adventure and danger that really will keep people glued to the book. I cannot wait for the third book and wonder how the author is going to build that story. All I know is that Irene Hannon is quite an accomplished story writer. In this sequel, there is a beautiful romance building and a great example of having boundaries to protect the heart and relationship until after marriage.

I sat and read the book in one sitting; I couldn’t put it down! So, if you haven’t read the first book, then catch up so that when book two is released in October of this year, your appetite will be ready for what is coming and trust me it is outstanding!


Victoria Lynn gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 3 out of 5 Stars
Did not finish


Debi Lantzer gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 4 out of 5 Stars
I was invited to join the Blog Tour Team for Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for today's post about Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon. While I hadn't heard of this author previously, she's clearly been producing amazing books for some time now so I need to catch up on this author!

Hidden Peril is the second book in Irene Hannon's Code of Honor series, the first book being Dangerous Illusions. I had not read the first book, obviously, and I really felt like this book served as a standalone.

Hidden Peril is Kristin Dane's story. Kristin is the second member of the Treehouse Gang introduced in Dangerous Illusions. Kristin, Colin and Rick have been best friends since they met as 12 year old children. Colin and Rick sat with Kristin at lunch after noticing that she always sat alone and they have been friends since, each having their own reasons for needing the friendship to continue.

In the beginning of the book Luke and Kristin meet at the wedding of Trish and Colin, who I understand were the main characters of the first book in this series. The interconnection between Rick, Colin, and Kristin in this story is wonderful. I appreciated that Kristin is a strong, independent young woman who cared about other people.

In Hidden Peril, the action is poured out over several months, which makes the development of the romance feel very natural. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there was a bit more romance than I expected in this book too.

This Christian romance/suspense novel provides a fast paced action packed thriller. At times, I actually found myself holding my breath hoping that the characters would be all right. The characters were believable and they seemed very realistic in the way that they seemed to have so much "life" to juggle around in their lives.

This author has officially been added to my "must read" list, and I'll be watching for the third book in this series after I go back and read the first book!


Becca-Rae Weidel gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 4 out of 5 Stars
Islamic terrorism is a very scary thing in the world right now. The threat of ISIS is constantly present. In Hidden Peril, Kristin Dane thinks she's aiding refugees with her business, but instead discovers the charity has been infiltrated by terrorists. It's a long road for the detectives as they attempt to take down the terrorists before they can further their plans.

For me this book focused too much on the romance and not enough on the action. I know this piece is a matter of personal taste. I recognize that it's hard to fit everything into a single book, but I struggle with romances that hit it off before characters even know each other. This also caused the suspense in the story to be delayed because the beginning of the book was more focused on the budding romance. So for people who prefer the romance to the suspense, I would say this book is more for them. It's not to say that there isn't any suspense, but a lot of the action comes later on.

Once the action kicked in, the story started to move much quicker. The danger was imminent and unpredictable. The characters race the clock as they fight to distinguish the threat of terrorism. But as the other side becomes aware of their plans, the danger only seems to escalate. The ending is certainly one to get your adrenaline running.

Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series. Although several of the characters are in both books, they could also be read as stand-alone. In the beginning of the book Luke and Kristin meet at the wedding of Trish and Colin, who were the main characters of the first in the series. While it helps for some backstory, I wouldn't say it's a requirement to read the books in order.

As I mentioned above I would recommend this book to people who prefer the romance side of romantic suspense. Overall I enjoyed the book and I'm interested to see if the author continues the series.


Kelly Bridgewater gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 3 out of 5 Stars
Irene Hannon is one of the go-to author for me when it comes to writing suspense. I know she will have a solid story with plenty of research and high tension enough to grab and keep my attention. With her newest novel, Hidden Peril, the suspense seemed, to me, pretty watered down. It was another novel having to with a terrorist threat on American soil. For me, this type of suspense really doesn't capture my attention. I know the threat is real. I'm not that naive, but I honestly don't want to keep reading it over and over again in my suspense novels. The suspense didn't appear to be that important to Kristin's life until about eighty-five percent into the novel. The romance between Kristin Dane and Luke occurred from the moment the couple met and kept increasing its sparks as the story progressed along. The ending is predictable with, even so far as me knowing who was behind the attacks pretty early in the novel and Hannon proved me correct at the end of the novel. The romance ending was completely predictable too.

Overall, Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon started out with a unique twist but then morphed into a terrorist plot on American soil, losing my attention pretty quickly. I still believe fan so DiAnn Mills novels would enjoy this novel.


Natalie Walters gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 4 out of 5 Stars
In book 2 of the Code of Honor series, Irene Hannon drops readers right into the action from the very first page. I really enjoyed plot line of this story. It was unique, thrilling, and well-developed making this story a quick page-turner. I enjoyed the characters, especially the shared camaraderie. If I had one complaint, it's with the warp-speed in which heroine, Kristen Dane, and hero, Luke Carter, discover they "love" each other. In this particular story, it felt like a lot happened off-page so when their feelings emerge it doesn't feel as authentic to me. Overall, Ms.Hannon always delivers what her readers love about her stories: twisty plots, great characters, and the kind of writing that'll keep me anxious for her next book.


Michelle Kidwell gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 5 out of 5 Stars
Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place as teens. Twenty years later she's fulfilling the promise she made as a teenager through her fair trade shop that features products from all over the world. Everything goes well until one by one , people connected to the shop start dying.
 Detective Luke Carter a detective new to the St. Louis PD, needs to find out why. Before Detective Carter is able to answer that question however, the FBI weighs in and suddenly Kristin finds herself in the international intrigue and in the sights of a ruthless mastermind the one who has had his hand in the murder of those that were working at Kristin's fair trade store.

I give Hidden Peril five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!


Deb Haggerty gave Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) 5 out of 5 Stars
Irene Hannon has been one of my favorite authors for years, even more so after I had the opportunity to meet her in person and discovered we had much in common in our past. I’m sure I’ve read almost every book she’s written and was delighted to be given Hidden Peril, the latest book in her Code of Honor Series.

When a book starts off with a murder and then a wedding, you know there’s danger and romance ahead. Opening up with the murder of a monk in his workshop in Syria, Hannon gets the action started quickly. We’re then at the scene of a wedding. Colin Flynn, whom we met in Dangerous Illusions, is marrying his Trish. Luke Carter, newly on the St. Louis police force, has reluctantly gone to the wedding after Colin went out of his way to invite him. He ends up at a table with an older gentleman and the groomswoman, Kristin Dane. Luke feels a hint of interest, which surprises him as he’s still mourning his dead wife. Intriguing.

Luke is even more surprised when, called to a murder scene at a gift shop, the proprietress turns out to be Kristin. And we’re off and running on another Hannon story with twists and turns and coincidences–or are they? Hannon creates such believable, likable characters and peoples her stories with moms and dads and sisters and friends to surround them–giving us the backstory without detracting from the plot. I immediately liked Luke and was totally sympathetic with his feelings about the loss of his wife. Kristin is the kind of person I’d like having as a friend–someone who cares about people and causes and tries to make the world a better place.

Kristin comes back to her shop to find her associate dead–throat slit and lying behind the counter. The shop, WorldCraft, does not appear to have been robbed and there is no apparent motive for the murder. When Luke arrives to interview her, she is at the business next door with the owner, Ryan Doud. I didn’t like Ryan–too proprietary towards Kristen, and she doesn’t seem interested. However, he’s a perfect gentleman and drives the shaken Kristen home after Luke has interviewed her.

Luke is called to the scene of another murder–a woman at home–throat also slit. Again, nothing seems missing. Kristin hears about the murder on the news and recognizes the name–the woman purchased candles from her shop the day before. Coincidence? I think not. I’m not going to tell you more–you have to buy the book to find out but there are museums and terrorists and more murders as things get dicier by the minute, and somehow, Kristin and Luke are both in the thick of things. Another five star read from Hannon!

Irene Hannon writes award-winning series: Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, Private Justice, and Men of Valor. She also has a wonderful cozy romance series about Hope Harbor. Irene is one of those authors whose books I will always read. They never fail to entertain, enlighten, and enthrall me.