Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2)
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.

Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) Details

TitleHidden Peril (Code of Honor #2)
Author
ReleaseOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherFleming H. Revell Company
ISBN-139780800727697
Rating
GenreSuspense, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Christian, Romance, Mystery

Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2) Review

  • Sarah Grace
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsSo, I totally read that in 8 hours after getting the approval email from Netgalley . . . While not as suspenseful as some of Hannon's previous works, this one kept me reading all day long!Luke Carter and Kristin Dane are both interesting characters, and I enjoyed getting to know them and their backstories throughout the book. The storyline with Kristin and her family, in particular, I loved. While I can't say I'm a huge fan of Hannon's romances, the platonic relationships are always epi 3.5 StarsSo, I totally read that in 8 hours after getting the approval email from Netgalley . . . While not as suspenseful as some of Hannon's previous works, this one kept me reading all day long!Luke Carter and Kristin Dane are both interesting characters, and I enjoyed getting to know them and their backstories throughout the book. The storyline with Kristin and her family, in particular, I loved. While I can't say I'm a huge fan of Hannon's romances, the platonic relationships are always epic! I loved Luke's relationship with his sister, Becca, and Kristin's relationship with her best-friends-from-high-school, Colin and Rick. Talk about awesome big-brother material! The storyline itself kept me on my toes. A terrorist plot wrapped up in handmade candles from Syria? So unique! The villain was very interesting, but I guessed his identity pretty early on, which took some of the suspense out of it for me. The ending was very action-packed and nail-biting, just the way a climax should be. Overall, while this is not my favorite of Hannon's, it was still a fun read and worth checking out if you are a lover of romantic suspense! CONTENT NOTE: Recommended for ages 18+ for romance and violence. (view spoiler)[The romance between Luke and Kristin got pretty heated at times, and there was a hefty dose of physical attraction between the two. Also, violence in the way of three murders, an attempted assassination, and a suicide bomber. (hide spoiler)]FTC disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    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 t 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.I received this book through LibraryThing, and was not required to give a positive review.
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  • Emily Yager
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Claudia
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Peril is the second book in Irene Hannon's Code of Honor series. Her meticulous research ferreted out from law enforcement officers gives her stories a ring of truth. This book confronts the realities of terror cells among us in this day and time. Kristin Dane is helping the world in her small corner of it. Following a stint in the Peace Corp, and some time to learn how to successfully run a business, she opened WorldCraft, a store that sells fair trade items and fosters community econom Hidden Peril is the second book in Irene Hannon's Code of Honor series. Her meticulous research ferreted out from law enforcement officers gives her stories a ring of truth. This book confronts the realities of terror cells among us in this day and time. Kristin Dane is helping the world in her small corner of it. Following a stint in the Peace Corp, and some time to learn how to successfully run a business, she opened WorldCraft, a store that sells fair trade items and fosters community economic development in third world communities. Little did she know that her business was unintentionally helping to fund terror cells much closer to home. Detective Luke Carter was still grieving three years after the death of his wife. He struggled with the idea of “replacing” her, but his sister and his growing feelings for Kristin helped him to realize that our hearts have a limitless supply of love and that we can love additional people without replacing the ones we have loved before. Now that he was willing to risk his heart again, he must see to the safety of his new love. Irene Hannon is a skilled writer of romantic suspense. The romance features of her stories play well against the suspense without detracting from it. Her suspense stories always keep their promise of being an edge of your seat, page turning, wild ride read. My advise is to give up on getting anything else accomplished once you pick one up. I thank NetGalley and Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of Hidden Peril in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
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  • Susan Snodgrass
    January 1, 1970
    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.*My thanks to the pu 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.*My thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinions stated here are entirely my own.
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  • Lisa Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    Title: Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2)Author: Irene HannonPages: 416Year: October 2018Publisher: RevellMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsKristen 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 cowor Title: Hidden Peril (Code of Honor #2)Author: Irene HannonPages: 416Year: October 2018Publisher: RevellMy rating: 5 out of 5 starsKristen 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!
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  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    Irene Hannon has created another thriller with Hidden Peril. Captivating characters, intense romance and a race against the clock to stop a terrorist plot, Hidden Peril has everything to keep you glued to the pages. Finding her shop assistant dead behind the counter of her fair trade shop was a terrible shock to owner Kristin Dane. She opened the shop to make a positive impact on the world and is heartbroken by the loss and eager to help the police with their inquiries. Detective Luke Carter can Irene Hannon has created another thriller with Hidden Peril. Captivating characters, intense romance and a race against the clock to stop a terrorist plot, Hidden Peril has everything to keep you glued to the pages. Finding her shop assistant dead behind the counter of her fair trade shop was a terrible shock to owner Kristin Dane. She opened the shop to make a positive impact on the world and is heartbroken by the loss and eager to help the police with their inquiries. Detective Luke Carter can find few leads in the murder investigation, until further deaths are linked back to the same shop. When the FBI become involved, Luke and Kristin find themselves in the middle of an investigation that could have serious implications - both at home and around the world.Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series. Like the first book in the series there are snippets of action and an underlying tension throughout the entire book but the majority of the story is based around solid detective work. As with the first book, I love the measured pace and the authentic feeling that this brings to the story. Luke, later along with the FBI, methodically work the case, and while some parts of the investigation take time, there is still plenty of action, especially at the end. I also have to note that I loved Kristin’s role in the investigation, her determination and continued strength. Kristin faces many challenges in Hidden Peril, including grief and becoming entangled in a terrorist’s plot. She also faces more personal challenges in the form of a family crisis. Even when distraught or exhausted, Kristin demonstrates continued compassion and strength; she is a wonderful character and someone I really enjoyed getting to know while reading Hidden Peril.There is a lot of romantic tension in the story. Luke and Kristin have a wonderful chemistry and an underlying passion that they try to keep dormant as Luke works the case. Luke isn’t sure he ever wants to become romantically involved with anyone again, thinks it might break the vows he made to his late wife. Yet Kristin seems to slip past his defences. They share a lot of playful banter as they work personal conversations into their discussions about the case. I love the author’s attention to detail - both in the aspects of the case and in the overall writing style. It’s not hard to imagine oneself right next to the characters, as you enjoy the vivid descriptions and lush prose. Intrigue and romance combine in Hidden Peril to create an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable addition to the Code of Honor series. I eagerly await the third book in the series by the talented author.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library
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  • Gloria
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series and is Kristin Dane's story. She is part of the Treehouse Gang that we met in Dangerous Illusions. Kristin, Colin and Rick have been best friends since they met when they were twelve years old. Colin and Rick sat with Kristin at lunch after noticing that she always sat alone. They have been friends since and each needed the friendship for different reasons. Kristin's parents have careers that kept them from spending much time with her a Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series and is Kristin Dane's story. She is part of the Treehouse Gang that we met in Dangerous Illusions. Kristin, Colin and Rick have been best friends since they met when they were twelve years old. Colin and Rick sat with Kristin at lunch after noticing that she always sat alone. They have been friends since and each needed the friendship for different reasons. Kristin's parents have careers that kept them from spending much time with her as she grew up but provided the best nannies, after school classes and camps. Colin and Rick have been close like family. Krisitin is best woman in Colin's wedding where she briefly meets Detective Luke Carter, a new co-worker of Colin's at the St. Louis County police force. He doesn't want to be there since he hasn't recovered from the death of his wife three years ago and weddings are too happy for him to enjoy. Kristin and Luke don't expect to see each other again but are thrown together when Luke gets assigned to investigate the murder of Kristin's assistant in her fair trade shop where she sells goods from around the world. The case is a complicated one that goes deeper than a robbery or known assailant. Kristin wounds up cooperating with not only the county law enforcement but the FBI when they start digging into the case. Luke and Kristin develop a friendship that sparks an attraction that they can't deny.Irene Hannon always does a great job at developing characters that are real, likable and believable. Her books are full of suspense, danger, faith and romance. This one is no exception. It is an action packed page turner to the end. I am looking forward to Rick's story next year.I received a complimentary ARC of the book from Revell Publishing through NetGalley. The thoughts and opinions stated are mine only.
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  • Loraine
    January 1, 1970
    After the disappointment of Dangerous Illusions, Book 1 in the Code of Honor series, I am happy to say that Hannon's sky high suspense was back at the forefront (instead of the romance) in this book. The intensity grows from the beginning to the explosive ending. Hannon's plot is focused on terrorism and fits into today's current world situation perfectly. Her background research on this subject is obvious throughout the plot. The characters were realistic and believable. It was great to see the After the disappointment of Dangerous Illusions, Book 1 in the Code of Honor series, I am happy to say that Hannon's sky high suspense was back at the forefront (instead of the romance) in this book. The intensity grows from the beginning to the explosive ending. Hannon's plot is focused on terrorism and fits into today's current world situation perfectly. Her background research on this subject is obvious throughout the plot. The characters were realistic and believable. It was great to see the Treehouse Gang from Dangerous Illusions front and ready once again. The interconnection between Rick, Colin, and Kristin is wonderful. Kristin is a strong, independent young woman who would make a wonderful friend with her caring ways especially her concern for people in developing nations. Luke Carter, the hero, was conscientious and warm hearted. His never give up attitude was what saved the day in the end. It was nice to see forgiveness, understanding and love develop between both Luke and his father and Kristin and her parents as both Luke and Kristin grew stronger in their faith and their relationship.Definitely my favorite of the two books in this series; and there is no indication, at this time, if there were be more books in this series. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
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  • Karina
    January 1, 1970
    #irenehannon DELIVERS AGAIN. This christian romance suspense novel is full of the fast pace thrilling action coupled with those moments of tender drama that we love. #hiddenperil has it all. Second in a new series #codeofhonor , this one follows the story of the second member of the treehouse gang - and I already can't wait for the third next year! Its gonna be a long wait though cuz this one is only being released in October! Advance order / Reserve your copy now 😉 ---I received this book free #irenehannon DELIVERS AGAIN. This christian romance suspense novel is full of the fast pace thrilling action coupled with those moments of tender drama that we love. #hiddenperil has it all. Second in a new series #codeofhonor , this one follows the story of the second member of the treehouse gang - and I already can't wait for the third next year! Its gonna be a long wait though cuz this one is only being released in October! Advance order / Reserve your copy now 😉 ---I received this book free from #librarything #earlyreviewers but that does not influence my review!
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  • Victoria Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Did not finish
  • Toni Shiloh
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book from Irene Hannon.
  • Jennifer Robb
    January 1, 1970
    Romantic suspense--at first I thought we were going to be burdened with the "the person I'm interested in is involved with someone else" when they really aren't for a good portion of the book, but thankfully Hannon dispenses with the explanations to each other rather quickly, leaving us with a slowly building romance set amidst an unlikely scenario.I guessed who the lead was long before the author revealed it. That's not my norm, so either the author didn't do much to conceal it or I'm on to thi Romantic suspense--at first I thought we were going to be burdened with the "the person I'm interested in is involved with someone else" when they really aren't for a good portion of the book, but thankfully Hannon dispenses with the explanations to each other rather quickly, leaving us with a slowly building romance set amidst an unlikely scenario.I guessed who the lead was long before the author revealed it. That's not my norm, so either the author didn't do much to conceal it or I'm on to this author's plot tricks. Either is possible since I have enjoyed Hannon's books in the past.I liked the characters. I liked the long-time friendship between Colin, Rick, and Kristin--a friendship that they've taken care to preserve and that is impervious to one of them getting married. It's nice that they're friendship is such that it can expand to include others such as Luke and Trish. Friendships like that are rare but beautiful and are to be cherished. The characters seemed to have many life events to juggle in their lives, which seems realistic to me.It's refreshing to read suspense where there isn't an "obligatory-to-the-genre" bedroom scene between nonmarried characters. Hannon proves that it can be done. I will definitely read more of her books in the future.Note: I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Trixi
    January 1, 1970
    A remote monastery in the Middle East.Murders of innocent people.Mysterious candles.A dead terrorist.How did they all connect?Hannon neatly ties these elements together while writing an engaging and thrilling pulse-pounding suspense. For me, she's one of those authors who I'll follow anywhere she leads! Her books are on my automatic “must-read-now” category. That being said, this second book in her Code of Honor series was a much anticipated read, one I've waited a long time to get my hands on! A remote monastery in the Middle East.Murders of innocent people.Mysterious candles.A dead terrorist.How did they all connect?Hannon neatly ties these elements together while writing an engaging and thrilling pulse-pounding suspense. For me, she's one of those authors who I'll follow anywhere she leads! Her books are on my automatic “must-read-now” category. That being said, this second book in her Code of Honor series was a much anticipated read, one I've waited a long time to get my hands on! She never disappoints and once I had this in hand, I settled in for the long haul. So reader be warned, you don't want to put this down once you start! If you've ever watched “The Monuments Men”, you'll enjoy the nod towards the movie and their quest to preserve priceless art masterpieces from under the nose of the Nazis. In the books case, artifacts are being stolen and used for a much more sinister plot! Think ISIS, now isn't that beyond scary? Kristin Dane is an innocent pawn in a terrorists scheme. Luke Carter along with his team must protect her as they try to catch the illusive men behind the plot. I had high blood pressure as I watched things unfolding and dizzy with all the twists & turns Hannon takes her readers on. The breath-stealing ending had my heart in my throat; what a way to wrap up another hair-raising suspense by one of the best authors out there. Whew, I still feel a bit discombobulated from the roller coaster of a ride! It may take a while to get my landlubbers feet under me; that tells me Hannon did her job as a writer. Talking about breath-stealing, the romance brewing between Kristin and Luke sizzles under the surface. You can physically feel the electricity between these two. Though for Luke, he's the perfect gentleman playing it cool since much more is at stake than his heart. I think it was a great balance of suspense and romance, another thing I love about Hannon's writing. She consistently delivers on all elements without overriding any of them. Lastly, character growth and spiritual theme are evident throughout. Both Kristin & Luke have family issues in their past they must overcome, and forgiveness plays a huge part in all of it. To sum it up: with gripping suspense, stirring inspirational moments, a frantic race to squash a sinister plot, and affairs of the heart, Hannon once again delivers. Don't miss this exciting addition to a fantastic series!*I received a complimentary copy from Revell and Netgalley and was under no obligation to leave a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. *
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  • Debi Lantzer
    January 1, 1970
    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 sta 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!I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for this, my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review, but chose to.
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  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through JustRead Publicity Tours. I was not required to give a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    I love the relationship Kristin has with her two best friends; the boys are wonderfully protective and brother-like. It's refreshing to see that friend relationship portrayed without sexual tension between her and the boys--just mutual love and respect.Though he's not a major character, I liked Yusef Bishara and the choice he makes--it's much better than watching him give in to blackmail and travel down a road of self-destruction, which is what I was afraid would happen. Impressively, the main v I love the relationship Kristin has with her two best friends; the boys are wonderfully protective and brother-like. It's refreshing to see that friend relationship portrayed without sexual tension between her and the boys--just mutual love and respect.Though he's not a major character, I liked Yusef Bishara and the choice he makes--it's much better than watching him give in to blackmail and travel down a road of self-destruction, which is what I was afraid would happen. Impressively, the main villain was both incredibly smart and sensible--it's actually pretty impressive that they figure out his identity. It was fun having such an intelligent villain, even if he was easy to peg pretty early on (for me as a reader, anyway. In their shoes, I would probably still be hunting high and low with no hope of figuring out his identity).Terrorists aren't my favorite suspense subject, though antiquities smuggling is fascinating--especially when done so cleverly as in this book. It was a great surprise that characters from an older series managed to get roped into this book (being as it takes place in their territory, crime-wise); crossovers are always fun, especially when one is familiar with the guests! Thank you Revell and Netgalley for the complimentary e-book. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Often, romantic suspense novels are heavy on either the romance or the suspense to the detriment of the other. Not so here: the romance and the suspense are both on point.The short timeline of many suspense novels often makes any romance seem rushed. In Hidden Peril, though, the action is spread out over several months, making the progress in the romance feel natural. Also, there's a bit more romance than I expected, and I'm always good with more romance! The suspense moves along at a good pace, Often, romantic suspense novels are heavy on either the romance or the suspense to the detriment of the other. Not so here: the romance and the suspense are both on point.The short timeline of many suspense novels often makes any romance seem rushed. In Hidden Peril, though, the action is spread out over several months, making the progress in the romance feel natural. Also, there's a bit more romance than I expected, and I'm always good with more romance! The suspense moves along at a good pace, and, while I had a sneaking suspicion one of the characters wasn't what he/she seemed (no spoilers here!), I only figured out who he/she was right before the big reveal in the book. So I felt smart, but I didn't feel like the identity was too obvious.This is a book that sucks you in at the beginning and keeps you engaged throughout. I even found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading! This is excellent romantic suspense, and I'll definitely be coming back for more from Hannon. 5 stars.Note: Though this is the second book in Hannon's Code of Honor series, it functions as a stand-alone novel. I had no trouble jumping in without having first read book one.Disclosure of material connection: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Kelly Bridgewater
    January 1, 1970
    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 k 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.I received a complimentary copy of Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon, but the opinions stated are all my own.
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  • Suzie
    January 1, 1970
    The Treehouse Gang returns in Irene Hannon’s Hidden Peril (Book Two in the Code of Honor series). This time, fair trade shop owner and youth play director Kristen Dane is in the middle of an investigation which gets more complicated as it goes along. And the victims all seem to be tied to her shop. Luke Carter is on the case—and very interested in Kristen as more than a witness.Hannon weaves a tale of intrigue hemmed with possible terrorists and embroidered with a healthy dose of romance. Luke m The Treehouse Gang returns in Irene Hannon’s Hidden Peril (Book Two in the Code of Honor series). This time, fair trade shop owner and youth play director Kristen Dane is in the middle of an investigation which gets more complicated as it goes along. And the victims all seem to be tied to her shop. Luke Carter is on the case—and very interested in Kristen as more than a witness.Hannon weaves a tale of intrigue hemmed with possible terrorists and embroidered with a healthy dose of romance. Luke makes no secret of his intent with Kristen but also makes it clear he can’t act upon it until the case is closed and the criminals arrested.While the ultimate villain wasn’t much of a surprise (at least not to me), the events, investigation, romance, and familial relationships gave this book a lot of depth and kept the story moving along. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you to hold out for the intense climax near the end! Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this romantic suspense. Hannon gives readers a good balance of character development mixed with episodes of action. I really appreciate the international aspect of the plot. Kristen operates a fair trade shop, helping support people in third world countries. Little does she know that some of her products contain hidden items used by a domestic terrorist cell to fund their operations.The emphasis of the novel, however, seems to be romance. The periodic action does well to propel the rom I enjoyed this romantic suspense. Hannon gives readers a good balance of character development mixed with episodes of action. I really appreciate the international aspect of the plot. Kristen operates a fair trade shop, helping support people in third world countries. Little does she know that some of her products contain hidden items used by a domestic terrorist cell to fund their operations.The emphasis of the novel, however, seems to be romance. The periodic action does well to propel the romance along. The first, a murder in Kristen's shop, brings a handsome man into the story. Luke is an able St. Louis police detective but finds himself seriously attracted to Kristen. I like how Hannon gave Luke enough sense to temper his feelings toward Kristen until the case is closed. But the case is not closed until there is a good bit of page turning suspense at the end.I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a well plotted character driven romantic suspense.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my! It will take a day or two for my heart to stop pounding so fast! Such a great combination of action and romance. The identity of the villain wasn't too difficult to figure out, but the tense, thrilling situations are what make this book shine. Terrorists and a coordinated law enforcement effort come together for such an action packed thriller that I actually found myself holding my breath at times hoping that the various characters would be all right, just like I would if they were a real Oh my! It will take a day or two for my heart to stop pounding so fast! Such a great combination of action and romance. The identity of the villain wasn't too difficult to figure out, but the tense, thrilling situations are what make this book shine. Terrorists and a coordinated law enforcement effort come together for such an action packed thriller that I actually found myself holding my breath at times hoping that the various characters would be all right, just like I would if they were a real person.Highly recommended!I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Whew! This is one intense suspense novel. Kristen is instantly endearing, as is widowed detective Luke. And let's just say he is VERY swoon-worthy. Liked this Code of Honor book better than the first, maybe because of the background shared about the Treehouse Gang (Colin, Kristen, Rick) in book 1. Interested to read Rick's story, whenever it releases. Learned a few more tidbits about him in Hidden Peril that will likely make him a rather compelling protagonist.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Peril is book two from Irene Hannon's Code of Honor series. I liked this book. It was suspense filled, leaving me guessing "who done it". That kept me going and not wanting to put it down. I am giving Hidden Peril four and a half stars. I can not wait to find out what will happen next in the Code of Honor series. This is a great read and I recommend it for those who love a clean suspense.
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    I was pleasantly surprised. The romance side of the book will appeal to others more than it did to me, but wasn't overly annoying. The story kept me engaged and wondering just exactly what would happen until the end. The author did a good job of gradually revealing elements of the plot to allow the reader to make their own guesses about what was going on.
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  • Deb Haggerty
    January 1, 1970
    Deb’s Dozen: Candles, Murder, Cops, Menace. Good Deeds, Terrorists, Danger, Romance, and Hidden Peril.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 r Deb’s Dozen: Candles, Murder, Cops, Menace. Good Deeds, Terrorists, Danger, Romance, and Hidden Peril.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.Revell Books gave me a copy of Hidden Peril, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.
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  • Jessica Higgins
    January 1, 1970
    Another edge of your seat read from Irene Hannon! Hidden Peril keeps true to Hannon’s great writing and will keep the reader turning the page.It’s been twenty years since Kristin Dane took a vow with her friends to do what she could to make the world a better place and she is now making that happen with her fair trade shop. She has products from around the world and is able to bring attention to these areas and their needs by the products she sales. When people connected to her shop start dying, Another edge of your seat read from Irene Hannon! Hidden Peril keeps true to Hannon’s great writing and will keep the reader turning the page.It’s been twenty years since Kristin Dane took a vow with her friends to do what she could to make the world a better place and she is now making that happen with her fair trade shop. She has products from around the world and is able to bring attention to these areas and their needs by the products she sales. When people connected to her shop start dying, Kristin gets involved in the case. She begins working with Detective Luke Carter. He has just started working with the St. Louis PD and is pulled deep into the case hoping to find answers. Kristin and Luke work with the FBI in a case that spans the globe and is more complicated than any of them first believed. Together they work to stop this killer before more people die.Hidden Peril is the second book in the Code of Honor series and I loved the way this story played out. The way the story spanned the globe and brought about history and awareness to events not commonly talked about made it all the more interesting. Irene Hannon is one of the best at romantic suspense. At times her stories can be a little heavy on romance but this one played out with extra suspense, which I really enjoyed. Some authors have a way with making certain characters especially evil and Irene Hannon is one of those authors, I felt the evil and let it roll with the story in the direction it was meant to go. Nothing seemed forced and the characters meshed well together. Kristin is the type of character that is easily relatable and you want to pull for and see her succeed. Luke and Kristin had an easy attraction to each other and the tension and danger they faced brought them closer together in a very natural way. I am not sure if there will be another in this series, but if there is, I will be first in line to read it. I recommend this book to fans of Hannon’s work and those that love reading romantic suspense.I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Irene Hannon has had me hooked ever since I read her first suspense novel several years back. She never disappoints, and she is definitely one of my favorite authors. She has written several different suspense series, and each one seems to top the last. In my opinion, she has become synonymous with quality Christian suspense. The first book in this series, Dangerous Illusions, was an awesome read that was different from her other books. I loved it, and doubted she could top it, but she has done Irene Hannon has had me hooked ever since I read her first suspense novel several years back. She never disappoints, and she is definitely one of my favorite authors. She has written several different suspense series, and each one seems to top the last. In my opinion, she has become synonymous with quality Christian suspense. The first book in this series, Dangerous Illusions, was an awesome read that was different from her other books. I loved it, and doubted she could top it, but she has done so in Hidden Peril. Some readers do not like prologues in a book. I am one who enjoys them and feel they can set the tone for the book. The prologue in this book not only set the tone for the book, but it made me want to dive into reading the book. The plot was intricate and well thought out. Hannon set it up very well, so that I read as fast as I could to find out what was going on. She brought back some of the characters from her previous book, and even a couple of characters from a previous series, and added a few. Her two main characters especially were very likable as they got in the middle of the plot and suspense. Candles and terrorism....what do those have in common? One would assume nothing, but Hannon makes a great suspense novel using those and other factors and objects. I was proud to figure out fairly early the identity of the bad guy, but there were also some surprises, including the climatic scene close the end of the book. I am a confirmed bachelor, but have come to do more than tolerate the romantic aspects of these books. I found myself enjoying that aspect of the story, and really liked how that went and came to a conclusion. This was indeed an awesome read, and I have gone back and re-read parts of the book that were especially good. Hannon has another book she can rightly be proud of. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden Peril is romantic suspense writer Irene Hannon at her very best! 5 thrilling stars!ByTracey~book corner fanon October 2, 2018Format: Kindle EditionIrene Hannon has done it again! She is my favorite author when it comes to romantic suspense. I love how she lets the reader have an inside view as the story unfolds. I had no problem figuring out who the enemy was and felt like Hannon had allowed me into her inner circle of mystery and intrigue.The fast paced exciting action as the terrorism p Hidden Peril is romantic suspense writer Irene Hannon at her very best! 5 thrilling stars!ByTracey~book corner fanon October 2, 2018Format: Kindle EditionIrene Hannon has done it again! She is my favorite author when it comes to romantic suspense. I love how she lets the reader have an inside view as the story unfolds. I had no problem figuring out who the enemy was and felt like Hannon had allowed me into her inner circle of mystery and intrigue.The fast paced exciting action as the terrorism plot to fund cell groups and destroy America is revealed was so intense I was on the edge of my seat and turning pages as fast as I could. No one does suspense as well as Irene Hannon!Although the suspense takes center stage the romance between detective Luke Carter and Worldcraft shop owner Kristin Dane sizzled! There was enough heat between these two to set off an explosion of their own! Secondary characters and fellow treehouse gang members Colin and Rick added another layer of dimension to this ongoing series. I love their protective nature towards Kristin.This story was so believable and sadly could have been pulled from the pages of the current volatile conditions we find in our world today. Hannon has done an absolutely outstanding job blending the suspense of law enforcement efforts to stop terrorism in America with a toe-curling spine-tingling romance with an epilogue that was pure satisfaction!The third member of the tree house gang Rick, a former military Night Stalker pilot, and his story will be the next up in the Code of Honor series. This book at the top of my must-read list for next year, I can't wait to see what Hannon comes up with next!I appreciate Irene Hannon and her amazing writing talent and thank Revell for providing a copy of Hidden Peril for review.
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  • Meagan Myhren-bennett
    January 1, 1970
    Hidden PerilCode of Honor #2By Irene HannonKristin Dane might not have had the family she wanted growing up but she does have her two best friends Colin and Rick and she knows they will have her back should the need arise. And she is about to enlist them once again in the children's show she's putting together. When a murder occurs in her small gift shop Kristin is drawn into a world that could easily put her life on the line.When a second murder is loosely linked to her shop Kristin and St. Lou Hidden PerilCode of Honor #2By Irene HannonKristin Dane might not have had the family she wanted growing up but she does have her two best friends Colin and Rick and she knows they will have her back should the need arise. And she is about to enlist them once again in the children's show she's putting together. When a murder occurs in her small gift shop Kristin is drawn into a world that could easily put her life on the line.When a second murder is loosely linked to her shop Kristin and St. Louis Detective Luke Carter try to find out if these were just random burglaries gone terribly wrong or if the victims were targeted. And an even bigger question if the possible terrorist link that Luke suspects is proven to be accurate just how far is someone willing to go to achieve their goal?In a game that increasingly becomes more dangerous the unknown terrorist works to keep his identity hidden and his operation under the radar of law enforcement. But one little mistake could conceivably bring it all down in an explosive finale.Fans of Irene Hannon will enjoy seeing a few characters from her previous series join together to stop this latest threat to St. Louis and her residents. For those who haven't read Irene's work before you can read this book without reading her previous books as each is a complete story in itself. A word of advice - be sure to read this when you are guaranteed uninterrupted read because as the story progresses you'll be less inclined to put it down. This is Romantic Suspense but there is no over-the-top violence or graphic crime-scene detailing to keep you from sleep.I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through JustRead Publicity Tours with no expectation but offering my honest opinion - all opinions expressed are my own.
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