Fatal Frost



Mehl Ramps Up the Suspense in This Brand-New U.S. Marshals Series

Mercy Brennan followed in her father’s footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she’s assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD that puts her back into contact with her father and in the sights of St. Louis’s most powerful gang.

When the gang has reason to believe Mercy has possession of some highly sensitive and incriminating information, her boss assigns Mark St. Laurent–a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy’s ex-boyfriend–to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety.

Initially unaware of the danger she’s in and uncomfortable working with Mark, Mercy’s frustration escalates when she discovers the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark. It isn’t until a freak ice storm hits, stranding them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive–if help is even coming at all?

I really adore discovering new authors. Not that Nancy Mehl is a new author but I have finally read one of her books… and really really enjoyed it! Fatal Frost is the first book in Mehl’s new series Defenders of Justice.

If I said it before I will say it again, I think contemporary Christian fiction is one of the hardest genres to write. Yet, Mehl executed it so well.  I thought Mercy Brennan was an amazing female lead. What a complex character.

Mark St. Laurent was another character that a truly enjoyed. He was patient yet persistent. It was refreshing to see the team he and Mercy made. He could be protective with out overbearing.

Overall this was a really a good book. I enjoyed the real life situations of this book. It was like I could turn on the news and have this book be relevant. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; 1 edition (November 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764217771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764217777


I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion.

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