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Mass Paperback
224 pages
Mar 2011
Steeple Hill

Code of Justice

by Liz Johnson

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Liz Johnsonís Code of Justice packs murder, love, and faith into a fast moving plot. FBI agent Heather Sloan suspects her sisterís death was not an accident and she feels compelled to apprehend the killer. She doesnít plan, however, on being hunted herself and falling in love.

Heather repeatedly pleads to God for help but feels her prayers are bouncing off the ceiling. Psalm 143:1 summarizes Heatherís deepest desire: ďLORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.Ē In the end, Heather sees Godís provision and renews her relationship with Him.

This book mostly focuses on the developing romantic relationship between Heather and a deputy sheriff, Jeremy Latham. Jeremy allows Heather to help with her sisterís murder investigation. Because Heather also becomes a target, Jeremy moves into her apartment for protection. As the mystery unfolds, their feelings for one another deepen.

I would recommend Code of Justice primarily for its entertainment value. Though the novel includes some references to prayer and God, I found the spiritual depth lacking. There were very few spiritual conversations between Heather and Jeremy. I would label this as a clean, romantic contemporary mystery. Ė Melinda Zurcher,

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"Follow the drugs."

Her sister's last words shake FBI agent Heather Sloan to the core. They also convince her that the helicopter crash only Heather survived wasn't an accident. Sheriff's deputy Jeremy Latham is assigned the caseóhe's the one who can help Heather find the person responsibleÖonce she convinces him they should work together. As they dig for the truth, they learn to trust and care for each other. Will they lose it all when the killer targets Heather? She's willing to risk her life to find her sister's killeróbut her code of justice could cost her the chance to win Jeremy's love.