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When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the ta When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time?


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When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the ta When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time?

30 review for High Treason

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Grace Grzy

    2.5 stars? 3 stars? I can't decide. Well, that was EXTREMELY anti-climatic. :/

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    In one word... WOW! While I have truly loved every book I have read by DiAnn Mills, her newest novel, High Treason, blew me away! It is the third book in her "FBI Task Force" series but it reads as a stand-alone. This book is filled with twists, turns, and plenty of heart-stopping action that will keep the reader engaged from page one to the final page. At times I found myself holding my breath just waiting to see what happened next. I am a big fan of good characterization and Ms. Mills never disa In one word... WOW! While I have truly loved every book I have read by DiAnn Mills, her newest novel, High Treason, blew me away! It is the third book in her "FBI Task Force" series but it reads as a stand-alone. This book is filled with twists, turns, and plenty of heart-stopping action that will keep the reader engaged from page one to the final page. At times I found myself holding my breath just waiting to see what happened next. I am a big fan of good characterization and Ms. Mills never disappoints me. She has created a group of characters from different cultures and let them take control of the story in such a way that they pulled me into the story with them. I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between all the characters but especially the banter between the heroine, CIA Operative Monica Alden and FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson. At times their bantering made me laugh out loud and other times I wanted to know some sense into one or the other. There is a religious theme that runs throughout. Kord confesses to Monica that he has read the Bible twice and the Koran twice but he is still searching. I really liked the way Ms. Mills wove this aspect into the story and I enjoyed watching the journey that Kord took to come to the decision he finally made. I could go into a little detail about the plotline but that would totally be a spoiler which I do not like to do. Let's just say it is jam-packed full of adventure, intrigue, friendships, and romance. I can guarantee you that everyone who reads this book will find something special in it. I highly recommend this book. On a 5-Star Scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!! I would like to thank the author for my copy of High Treason. I received my complimentary copy with no expectations of a positive review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Jones

    High Treason is plot driven, but that doesn’t mean the characters take a backseat. Kord and Monica find themselves working together to solve an assassination plot against the Saudi Prince Omar during his visit to the States for both business and his mother’s cancer treatment. Monica and Kord are familiar with Saudi culture, and they are both Type A personalities, which means nothing stands in their way in the race against the clock to crack the case, except maybe a budding romance, the flu, trea High Treason is plot driven, but that doesn’t mean the characters take a backseat. Kord and Monica find themselves working together to solve an assassination plot against the Saudi Prince Omar during his visit to the States for both business and his mother’s cancer treatment. Monica and Kord are familiar with Saudi culture, and they are both Type A personalities, which means nothing stands in their way in the race against the clock to crack the case, except maybe a budding romance, the flu, treacherous betrayal, and the fight for acceptance in a culture that doesn’t accept strong women on equal footing with men. It’s an uphill battle for all involved, but the story hurtles at breakneck speed toward an exciting ending. DiAnn Mills has definitely done her homework in terms of researching the FBI Task Force as well as Saudi culture. I love that the author has Monica maintain her identity as an American female agent with a job to do and still show respect for the Saudi culture. As a result, Monica earns that respect back from Kord, the Prince, and the Prince’s sisters. I absolutely love the relationship Monica forges with these sisters, showing them that even in their patriarchal culture, they can have agency in keeping themselves safe and strong and confident. Despite the harrowing action to combat the threats and untwist the assassination plot, the story has a few bits of humor. I won’t give anything away, but I can say Monica unwittingly earns extreme admiration from an unlikely admirer. So adorably sweet. High Treason is the third in the FBI Task Force Series; however, these books are not connected. It has been my pleasure to read and enjoy the first two in this series, and the third, High Treason, is just as thrilling and faced paced.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Vera Godley

    The story takes the reader into the tense world where security for a Prince of Saudi Arabia visiting America with his family and his life is threatened. Combining the forces of the Prince's own security force with that of the FBI still seems to leave holes of vulnerability. The problem is finding the source of danger and ending it. But when it seems that there is someone close to the Prince that is at the root of the problem but they don't know who it is, all are suspect. At stake is not only the The story takes the reader into the tense world where security for a Prince of Saudi Arabia visiting America with his family and his life is threatened. Combining the forces of the Prince's own security force with that of the FBI still seems to leave holes of vulnerability. The problem is finding the source of danger and ending it. But when it seems that there is someone close to the Prince that is at the root of the problem but they don't know who it is, all are suspect. At stake is not only the life of the Prince but the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia which is already tenuous. The Prince while adhering strongly to cultural customs of his own country and beliefs is considering changes economically and culturally - in relation to how women are treated. With that in play, how will CIA (aka, FBI) agent Monica be able to work in the security detail and inside the Prince's own household? A fast paced story that leaves the reader anxious for the next page turn. The culprit behind the entire conspiracy is not revealed for certain until very near the end of the book keeping characters and reader guessing. A good read! DISCLOSURE: Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy ti facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and are freely given.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Winfield

    This book has suspense and some romance. It had twists and turns. I loved all of these. I even loved the look into the ways of Muslims. I did not want to put this book down. Lord and !onica are great characters. How FBI agents and CIA agents try to work together. This book was well put together and I loved it. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    Middle Eastern and American cultures collide when an assassination attempt is made on a Saudi prince. An FBI agent and a CIA operative are tasked with keeping the prince safe and uncovering the plot. But the assassin may be closer than they expect ... I was very interested in the plot and trying to decipher who was behind the assassination attempt on Prince Omar. While a couple threads were left loose (this involved the case Monica was working prior to being put on the prince's detail, but it cam Middle Eastern and American cultures collide when an assassination attempt is made on a Saudi prince. An FBI agent and a CIA operative are tasked with keeping the prince safe and uncovering the plot. But the assassin may be closer than they expect ... I was very interested in the plot and trying to decipher who was behind the assassination attempt on Prince Omar. While a couple threads were left loose (this involved the case Monica was working prior to being put on the prince's detail, but it came back later in the novel and wasn't explained), most everything wrapped up in a satisfying way. Kord and Monica are both likeable main characters. They each have things in their past that make it difficult to work together as partners (he's an FBI agent; she's a CIA operative), but they slowly come to trust each other ... and they discover there may be more to their relationship than just a work partnership. That's complicated, though, by the fact that Monica is a Christian, while Kord is fairly skeptical of religion. All of the characters, even the minor ones, are well-developed and interesting. Especially enjoyable to me were Fatima and Yasmine, Prince Omar's sisters. As wealthy women from a prestigious family, they still were slaves to the Middle Eastern view of women. They relied on men for everything—not because they wanted to, but because that's the way it was. Yet they each were spirited women with their own dreams and ambitions, and I'd love to read more about them in the future. The one part of the novel that didn't ring true to me was the romance. Monica and Kord are attracted to each other; I know this because I'm told they are, but I didn't feel the chemistry between them. I didn't care at all if they ended up together. In fact, I think I would've enjoyed this novel more if they'd just been platonic partners—and I think the plot is strong enough to stand on its own without the romance. Overall, I enjoyed High Treason, but I wasn't captivated by it—and when I read suspense, I want to be glued to the book, flying through the pages. So while this wasn't my favorite suspense novel, I know that others will enjoy it more than I did. In fact, if you check out other reviews, you'll see that I'm definitely in the minority. So if you enjoy suspense novels with a strong faith thread, this may be a book to check out. 2.5 stars Note: This is the third book in Mills' FBI Task Force series, but it stands alone. I haven't read the other books, and I had no trouble following along. Disclosure of material connection: I received this book from the author and publisher. I wasn't required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Bridgewater

    3.5 stars DiAnn Mills is romantic suspense gold. She knows what the genre wants and she delivers. With every single book of hers, I am taken for a ride and given a chance to watch the heroine and hero fall in love. With the concluding book to her FBI Task Force Series, High Treason, she does exactly what she promised. The writing is clear and concise. I had no problem following Kord and Monica around as they learned to work together to solve the case. Mills does not head hop, so she stays in the 3.5 stars DiAnn Mills is romantic suspense gold. She knows what the genre wants and she delivers. With every single book of hers, I am taken for a ride and given a chance to watch the heroine and hero fall in love. With the concluding book to her FBI Task Force Series, High Treason, she does exactly what she promised. The writing is clear and concise. I had no problem following Kord and Monica around as they learned to work together to solve the case. Mills does not head hop, so she stays in the perspective of the character who she began the chapter with. I can't imagine all the research she has to do to make this contemporary romantic suspense true. Like understanding the Islam culture and understanding how Monica would face that different culture while trying to protect the Prince. Monica is a strong heroine who amazes even the men she is sent to protect. In the Islam culture, women aren't allowed to do these things, but Monica does things like unarm a bomb without hesitation or kill a person in point-blank range. Whereas, Monica is a strong heroine; Kord is a normal, predictable FBI Specialist who has already been protecting this Middle-Eastern family. He is the character who transforms spiritually the most in the story. While Monica clings to her faith from the beginning and is still the same at the end of the novel. The plot didn't wow me. In my humble opinion, it has been overdone. Protecting a Middle-Eastern Prince and finding out who wants them dead is not an original plot. The climactic moments were predictable, and, I believe, which I could be wrong, that Mills has even done them in her past books. Or it could have been done by a number of different suspense authors, but I know I have read these same scenario's somewhere else. I wasn't gripped by the plot, and I wanted more. It was written well and kept my attention. I had a good idea of who wanted the Prince killed before Mills showed me, and I was correct. High Treason by DiAnn Mills has a fascinating heroine but a lackluster hero and plot, aching for more thrills in the story. Overall, I believe fans of Mills other works will enjoy this novel. I have enjoyed most of her books. This one just didn't hit out the park for me. If you enjoy Terri Blackstock, Irene Hannon, or Lynette Eason, and you haven't tried Mills, you should try her books. I received a complimentary copy of High Treason by DiAnn Mills from Tyndale Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: High Treason (FBI Task Force) Author: Diann Mills Pages: 416 Year: 2018 Publisher: Tyndale My rating is 5+ out of 5 stars. Diann Mills is a genius of an author whose novels are captivating and faith challenging in unique ways. Each novel she writes is with a purpose of sharing a wonderful story with a message of faith in Christ. Here is her recent offering that for this reader was her best yet! At the end of the book, the author lets us know that she wanted to show readers we can model Jesus r Title: High Treason (FBI Task Force) Author: Diann Mills Pages: 416 Year: 2018 Publisher: Tyndale My rating is 5+ out of 5 stars. Diann Mills is a genius of an author whose novels are captivating and faith challenging in unique ways. Each novel she writes is with a purpose of sharing a wonderful story with a message of faith in Christ. Here is her recent offering that for this reader was her best yet! At the end of the book, the author lets us know that she wanted to show readers we can model Jesus regardless of where we are or who we are with at any time. You don’t have to read the other books in the series before picking up this book as each really is self-contained held together only by being part of the FBI Task Force series subtitle. The two main characters are Kord, an FBI agent who is paired with Monica. She works for the CIA in protecting a Saudi family visiting the U.S. Besides interagency tensions, these two characters are also at odds as Monica is a believer in Christ and Kord is still searching. Monica is more than capable of doing her job and has a unique set of abilities though she has a heart burden she carries daily. Kord is a man not just searching for meaning in this life, but grieving the loss of friends. He just shakes his head when Monica reveals her belief in Christ. The whole book can be read pretty quickly as the chapters are short and the action, tension and climax keep the story moving sometimes at a rapid pace! Never once did I tire of reading the story; I just found I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, lol! Grab a copy today and then with a blanket, hot chocolate and thoughts of a sunny beach, enjoy! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Poppe

    The attempt to assassinate Prince Omar is the driving force behind High Treason for me. Unraveling the twisting story of conspiracy, betrayal, and deceit really kept me engaged and turning pages. Reading the inner workings of the sharp minds of both Monica and Kord is very satisfying. Both Kord and Monica have similar backgrounds, having previously worked in the Middle East. Monica and Kord start off their new partnership on rocky ground; the two are like oil and vinegar. Both are very much indiv The attempt to assassinate Prince Omar is the driving force behind High Treason for me. Unraveling the twisting story of conspiracy, betrayal, and deceit really kept me engaged and turning pages. Reading the inner workings of the sharp minds of both Monica and Kord is very satisfying. Both Kord and Monica have similar backgrounds, having previously worked in the Middle East. Monica and Kord start off their new partnership on rocky ground; the two are like oil and vinegar. Both are very much individuals, fighting to stay separate. “I told you this partnership wouldn’t work. You know nothing about a brotherhood of loyalty.” (Kord to Monica) But when combined, Kord and Monica make something so much better, a partnership in both work and life. Kord has a history with Prince Omar. The prince trusts Kord implicitly and requests that Kord join his security detail while in Houston. Kord is the quintessential hero type, rescuing kidnapped wives and children, protecting his new partner, and saving the day on a regular basis. Where Kord is already a part of the prince’s security team, Monica is the outsider. She’s been assigned to work with Kord to stop the assassination attempts. As a western woman, she struggles with earning respect from Kord, the prince, or his security team. She’s relegated to the women’s wing with the prince’s sisters, put on the sidelines of all the action. Ms. Mills does a great job describing Monica’s frustrations with her treatment. “I wouldn’t survive under his rein, and I do mean r-e-i-n.” Monica finally does earn the admiration of Kord and the prince. I really appreciate this facet of High Treason. The prince and his team show real growth of character by accepting and relying on Monica. The romance aspects in High Treason seem rushed to me. Not rush into bed/sex, but rush into feelings. But maybe that’s what happens when you spend 24 hours a day with someone? I’m skeptical. Kord and Monica start as partners, first trying to be civil, then developing trust, and then falling for each other, all in a very short window of time. Ms. Mills does a great job showcasing the differences between Western and Saudi culture. I particularly welcome how respectful Monica is towards the prince. As well, I applaud how much the prince and his staff are thankful Monica is on the team by the end of the novel. The interplay between the two sets of characters (western vs Saudi) is a well-orchestrated dance. I’m always entertained by Ms. Mills’s use of Houston as a background to her stories. This time around, it is Morton’s The Steakhouse (a company I used to work for!) and the Houston Rodeo. Though, I do marvel at how quickly characters seem to drive between locations. There never seems to be any traffic in these novels. And as someone who lives in Houston, I find that difficult to imagine! I thoroughly enjoyed reading High Treason. It’s a plot-driving ride, with plenty of action to hold my attention.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sydney Young

    Houston, Texas. A diverse, sprawling metropolis, a worthy city for an intense, faith based series about the FBI and their counterparts. It all springs to life in the 3rd of DiAnn Mills' HIGH TREASON, with an authentic tale of threat to a visiting Saudi prince and his family. Among the glitter of the inordinately wealthy, so true to Houston, this story of an FBI and CIA agent striving to come together for the good of all involved, come what may, is fast-paced and good escape, while making one thi Houston, Texas. A diverse, sprawling metropolis, a worthy city for an intense, faith based series about the FBI and their counterparts. It all springs to life in the 3rd of DiAnn Mills' HIGH TREASON, with an authentic tale of threat to a visiting Saudi prince and his family. Among the glitter of the inordinately wealthy, so true to Houston, this story of an FBI and CIA agent striving to come together for the good of all involved, come what may, is fast-paced and good escape, while making one think about deeper matters, such as trust, faith, family, death, choices and life. I have not read the first book in the series, but I did read and enjoy the second, so that I was really looking forward to this next book. But I wasn't expecting this world, this acknowledgement of something so different from what most of us live in, and the respect that was purposefully given to the Saudis. I was very pleasantly surprised with the direction Mills took with this third offering, it is not your standard mystery and truly ramps up the series with the eye it casts to respect in diversity. After the Harvey disaster, the world got to see a little of what Houston, Texas is made of; I'm glad Mills' FBI novels shed even more light on the city. Now, Monica is a female Christian CIA agent, which is three strikes against her to the people she is trying to protect. But her story is proof that one can be grace under fire, and respectful of others' beliefs and values, even while growing as a person and Christian, and while being one tough lady. I am really thankful for such a view point, it came at the perfect time for me, reminding me of something very fundamental to my faith. Honestly, it's these gentle reminders that make me such a fan of the faith-based novels that DiAnn Mills brings to us, to say nothing of the romance she always delivers. Thank you for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. my blog review is here https://sydsavvy.blogspot.com/2018/02...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Linda Walters

    I liked this book but with some reservations. The story-line was good and the characters interesting but it also moved pretty slowly at times. A lot of that had to do with the investigative nature of parts of the story. They had a lot of evil doers to uncover. They don't get them all but as the story goes along, they get quite a few of them. That is when the action does kick in because it's a dangerous job trying to keep the prince safe and uncover each plot against him. Adding to the difficulty I liked this book but with some reservations. The story-line was good and the characters interesting but it also moved pretty slowly at times. A lot of that had to do with the investigative nature of parts of the story. They had a lot of evil doers to uncover. They don't get them all but as the story goes along, they get quite a few of them. That is when the action does kick in because it's a dangerous job trying to keep the prince safe and uncover each plot against him. Adding to the difficulty is the culture in which Monica has to work. Being a woman is not something that is valued at first. She has to work to show her respect for their culture but also show that she has skills And boy, does she have skills, that was something that I enjoyed. A spunky, smart, skilled heroine is always a plus in my book. Kord is not too happy to have her on board at first either. He's used to working on his own and he's also grieving a loss that happens pretty dramatically in the beginning of the book. There were other emotional things going on in the story which was a good addition. The prince's mother's illness and the two princess'es made things more interesting. I found it a bit hard to rate this book. Although I usually enjoy reading books by this author, this one was not one of my favorites. There is a mild romance going on but I would have liked a bit more. It had more emphasis on the suspense and it was light on the romance part. It made it a bit harder for me to believe the H.E.A. that the story ended with. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers via Netgalley. This is my honest thoughts about it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    "Whoever pulled the trigger has 'professional' stamped on his training." Saudi Prince Omar Bin Talal's personal bodyguard has been just been killed with a single shot. Tasked with the prince's safety, FBI Agent Kord Davidson and CIA operative Monica Alden are at a loss when it comes to explaining how it happened, since no one knew the prince's exact schedule upon arrival in Houston with his family. Suspecting an inside job, fueled by international unrest, the team pursues a minimal number of lead "Whoever pulled the trigger has 'professional' stamped on his training." Saudi Prince Omar Bin Talal's personal bodyguard has been just been killed with a single shot. Tasked with the prince's safety, FBI Agent Kord Davidson and CIA operative Monica Alden are at a loss when it comes to explaining how it happened, since no one knew the prince's exact schedule upon arrival in Houston with his family. Suspecting an inside job, fueled by international unrest, the team pursues a minimal number of leads without garnering a single suspect. Nothing is gained by the fact that Kord and Monica have to work through their own inter-agency issues; Kord with his deep personal ties to the prince and his slain guard; Monica battling to prove her expertise among high ranking Middle Eastern men. As the days slip by, and other attempts are thwarted, it becomes clear to Kord and Monica that someone is willing to commit high treason, while their team appears helpless to stop them. Give high praise to Diann Mills' third "FBI Task Force" novel with its continual motion, and a lovely hint of romance and spiritual renewal.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    In her newest book, DiAnn Mills takes readers into a well-developed exploration of Saudi Arabian culture. As CIA Operative Monica Alden joins FBI Agent Kord Davidson on protection detail for a Saudi prince and his family, she straddles the line of respecting the family’s expectations while doing the job she’s there to do. While her drive and desire to be in the thick of the investigation are strong, she does what she can to ease everyone’s unease at a woman in her position. With the body count ri In her newest book, DiAnn Mills takes readers into a well-developed exploration of Saudi Arabian culture. As CIA Operative Monica Alden joins FBI Agent Kord Davidson on protection detail for a Saudi prince and his family, she straddles the line of respecting the family’s expectations while doing the job she’s there to do. While her drive and desire to be in the thick of the investigation are strong, she does what she can to ease everyone’s unease at a woman in her position. With the body count rising and continued assignation attempts, Monica and Kord must keep the headstrong prince from putting himself—or his family—in more danger. A focused and intelligent team, Monica and Kord start off a little rocky but their respect and admiration for each other grow as they work together. Plenty of action, a touch of romance, and a smidgen of levity made High Treason hard to put down until all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place for a satisfying (and heart pumping) conclusion. 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.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    Monica, a CIA operative who has had experience in the Middle East, and Kord, an FBI agent good friends with a Saudi prince, team up to protect that Saudi prince while he is in America. Someone tries to assassinate the prince and Monica and Kord work hard to uncover the origin of the plot. This is definitely a character driven novel. Monica had previously been betrayed by a fellow operative and she is still troubled by it. That is an obstacle to the budding romance between Kord and Monica. Monica Monica, a CIA operative who has had experience in the Middle East, and Kord, an FBI agent good friends with a Saudi prince, team up to protect that Saudi prince while he is in America. Someone tries to assassinate the prince and Monica and Kord work hard to uncover the origin of the plot. This is definitely a character driven novel. Monica had previously been betrayed by a fellow operative and she is still troubled by it. That is an obstacle to the budding romance between Kord and Monica. Monica and Kord do much soul searching and that sometimes bogs down the narrative and detracts from the possibility of a suspenseful plot. The strength of this novel is Monica being involved in the team protecting a prince from a country where women have few rights. Monica knows what to do, such as not look the prince in the eye. She has lots of interaction with the prince's sisters so we get a good idea of what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. We also learn a bit about attempts at modernization in Saudi Arabia as well as leasing oil reserves. I wish Mills had explained that latter concept as I had to do some outside research to understand why some would oppose the prince's idea of such leasing. I was a bit disappointed in this novel. The FBI seemed to be somewhat ineffective in actually protecting the prince. Monica was not a character that captured my interest. That she would fraternize with another operative seemed out of character. And Kord was paying attention to Monica too many times when he should have been watching out for the prince. I would have liked the plot much more if they had agreed to keep their emotions in check until their assignment was over. I have read other novels by Mills that I thought were much better. If a budding romance getting in the way of effective work doesn't bother you, then you might enjoy this novel of romantic suspense. I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jerrye Bell

    High Treason by DiAnn Mills Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ____________________________________________________________ Story Notes DiAnn Mills brings her readers another intense installment of her FBI Task Force series that might leave you with a headache ( in a good way) as you struggle to figure out who is the criminal before you get to the last pages. Ms. Mills has recently been becoming a favorite of mine as her writing is not only very well done but it frequently takes place in areas I know and love. High Treason by DiAnn Mills Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ____________________________________________________________ Story Notes DiAnn Mills brings her readers another intense installment of her FBI Task Force series that might leave you with a headache ( in a good way) as you struggle to figure out who is the criminal before you get to the last pages. Ms. Mills has recently been becoming a favorite of mine as her writing is not only very well done but it frequently takes place in areas I know and love. Based often in my hometown of Houston, Texas, her stories spark my imagination as I can literally see what and where she is describing as I have spent so much time visiting different areas of this marvelous town. This third story in the FBI Task Force series is no different, beginning in the Westheimer area and spreading to the Medical Center, River Oaks and the grounds of our Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal (aka the Amir) has brought his family to Houston for cancer treatments for his mother and business meetings that he hopes will help his country. Along with his own security, he has requested that the required FBI security team be headed by Kord Davidson, long time family friend and agent. Believing he is up to the task alone, Kord begins the detail working alongside Amir’s personal security captain and friend, Zain al-Qureshi. But things take a deadly turn when Zain is killed by a sniper shot soon after they arrive in Houston. Mourning his friend and angry he couldn’t prevent his death, Kord vows to find the killer and ensure no one else dies on his watch. But his boss has other ideas given the danger that is apparently targeting the Amir – and those ideas include the presence of CIA agent Monica Alden. Monica has been working a case for drug and weapons traffiking group working in the Galleria area and is somewhat startled to be pulled to work security for a Saudi Prince alongside the FBI. Although she possess much experience both with the dialects and the culture, Monica knows that this new assignment comes with a great deal of prejudice because of her gender. But she is determined to do her job, even if Kord doesn’t like it, and will do the best she can to honor the customs of the Amir – while still doing her job to keep him and his family safe. As Kord and Monica work side by side through the many possibilities of danger, they will both see that they have a lot to bring to the table and much in common. And Monica’s careful deference to the Amir’s preferences will give her the opportunity to show him that women have more capabilities than he has previously believed. It will also put her in a more favorable light in the eyes of the Amir’s new head of security, Ali Dukali, a position she appreciates but will not reciprocate. But both Kord and Monica will have to use all their considerable skills in investigation and protection to keep those responsible from taking out the Amir for good – an event that could set off an international incident. Monica will also have to learn to accept help and care when she develops double pneumonia during their protective assignment. Kord, on the other hand will have to make a final decision as to whether the words of the Bible are true and he can trust God to take care of him even when he cannot. This story will culminate in a last second race to protect the Amir and give him the chance to make important deals to bring his country into the 21st century. Ms. Mills has a way of making a story hum with excitement and also feel like you can be at home with her characters. While we may not all be CIA or FBI agents, they are people just like us who experience fear, pain, injury, loss, joy and love. I love picking up her books, even if I’ve already read them, because I know I will find new details or clues that I missed on a previous reading. This is a gift as it requires extremely careful attention to the small stuff and the little nuances that are conveyed. To re-read a book and still not see exactly who the culprit is before the end, in spite of already knowing, means the book can be enjoyed often and with pleasure. I really enjoyed Ms. Mills foray into the world of Middle Eastern culture and the importance of respecting cultures that are not your own. Although you may not agree with how things are done, being rude or dismissive of a culture or traditions only serves to make you look foolish and ignorant. Monica did not enjoy being dismissed from the interviews and discussions, but it did give her a chance to illustrate grace and peace before people who were non-Christians. And her kindness to the Amir’s sisters offered her opportunities to share her faith with them as well as will the Amir. Kord also, was able to see what a life of faith looked like while standing in the gap for those who are in danger. The final few chapters of this book were some of my favorites as I am a volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I really enjoyed the danger scenes that took place on Rodeo grounds as I could clearly see each area that was passed through and was able to remember the scenes this past weekend when I was working my shifts. There was much to be learned and appreciated in this book and I hope Ms. Mills will be releasing another installment soon. Thank you Ms. Mills for helping me see my city in fresh new way that makes me love it even more. I received this book free of charge from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for a fair and honest review. I will receive no fiscal compensation from Tyndale Publishers for this review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Gail Welborn

    ***A clean read mystery filled with romantic chemistry and suspense*** Award winning author, DiAnn Mills releases the paperback version of “High Treason” February 6, book three in her “FBI Task Force” series. The action-packed, romantic suspense includes the FBI, the CIA, a Saudi prince and foreign intrigue wrapped in a mystery that keeps readers guessing until the last page is turned. The story begins with FBI special agent Kord Davidson, his long-time friend’s, “head Saudi bodyguard Zain,” dis ***A clean read mystery filled with romantic chemistry and suspense*** Award winning author, DiAnn Mills releases the paperback version of “High Treason” February 6, book three in her “FBI Task Force” series. The action-packed, romantic suspense includes the FBI, the CIA, a Saudi prince and foreign intrigue wrapped in a mystery that keeps readers guessing until the last page is turned. The story begins with FBI special agent Kord Davidson, his long-time friend’s, “head Saudi bodyguard Zain,” disguised as the Prince and Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal who requested Kord for his protection detail. On the way to Houston’s MD Anderson’s hospital from the airport the Prince reminded the driver, “…don’t forget we’re stopping at the Frozen Rock.” Before his mother Princess Gharam joined the only clinical trial for her type of cancer the Prince insisted on taking his mother and sisters who traveled with them from Saudi Arabia to their favorite ice cream parlor. Kord feared an assassination attempt and warned the Prince, however, Malik, the Prince’s press secretary said, “I reserved the [entire] shop for 9 a.m. before we left home.” The Prince said, “We have eight armed men. This is a go.” No one knew that Zain, disguised as the prince would step from the car with Kord and seconds later fall against the shops’ glass door….” blood oozing from the back of his skull.” Meanwhile, CIA special agent Monica Alden’s “cell phone vibrated twice, then three more times.” She knew it was her handler and she had two minutes to respond. Although her cover was serving, “coffee, specialty drinks and deli sandwiches” in a Houston coffee shop, the deli owner hired her knowing a family emergency could call her away at any moment. She read the message as she ran to the restroom and locked herself in—"Safe House ASAP” Thus, begins a well-crafted, clean read that delivers politicized action suspense with an authentic message of faith. The steady pacing and well-done characterizations contrast different cultures, times, races with seemingly opposite operatives. Monica, a strong and compassionate female with trust issues and Kord, a dynamic, goal-oriented male who prefers not to work with women. Together they face growing danger, intrigue and treason as their relationship morphs from intense dislike to respect and love. Fans of clean read suspense, defined without explicit sexual content and bad language, will enjoy the romantic chemistry, the suspense and the conclusion. ‘High Treason, (FBI Task Force), by DiAnn Mills, Book 3 of 3, Tyndale House Publishers, Feb 6, 2018, 416 Pages, 978-1496410993, $14.99 “Gail’s Bookshelf” Midwest Book Reviews: "January 2018" Google+GailWelborn Pinterest: GailWelborn Twitter: @GailWelborn FaceBook: Gail Welborn FaceBook Reviews: Gail Welborn

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Belden

    Thanks to the publisher and Lone Star Lit for providing me with an advanced copy of the book. DiAnn Mills does a wonderful job at creating compelling, complex characters and her book High Treason is no exception.. CIA operative Monica Alden is compassionate, complex, intuitive and deeply rooted in her faith - an agent with a  lot of heart and smarts.  Her presence is definitely challenged by FBI special agent Kord Davidson, who is loyal to his Saudi friends and dedicated to figuring out who is be Thanks to the publisher and Lone Star Lit for providing me with an advanced copy of the book. DiAnn Mills does a wonderful job at creating compelling, complex characters and her book High Treason is no exception.. CIA operative Monica Alden is compassionate, complex, intuitive and deeply rooted in her faith - an agent with a  lot of heart and smarts.  Her presence is definitely challenged by FBI special agent Kord Davidson, who is loyal to his Saudi friends and dedicated to figuring out who is behind the assassination attempt - on his own.  Of course, sparks fly, but Mills keeps the tension between them high while remaining true to the inspirational nature of her writing. (Read: she keeps it clean.) Having a CIA operative working on a case where the primary characters involved live in a very patriarchal society could have been tricky but the author handles it deftly. Monica is frustrated but works the situation with respect for their traditions and with intelligence, not letting ego get in the way of doing her job, and in the process gains their respect (and maybe even an admirer!) She balances out the tension with sharp wit that I quite appreciated.  The story is fast paced and gripping, and the characterization felt authentic. I could feel the angst that the secrecy of keeping her CIA life undercover from family and friends caused Monica; the tension and distrust of her presence as shown by Ali and other members of the Prince's staff was palpable. As I noted briefly above, High Treason crosses genres between mystery, suspense, romance, and inspirational.  Faith definitely plays a more prominent role in this book versus other inspirational novels I've read of late. The religious differences between Prince Omar and his family and staff are handled respectfully, and Monica's faith is recognized by them and appreciated - something that is nice to see given the current environment. Monica's faith is something that drives her, while Kord is a self-declared agnostic, hoping to find something to believe in.  His conversion felt a bit sudden and awkward, but didn't detract from the pace of the story. While the third entry in her FBI Task Force series, this book works as a stand-alone - although, honestly, I would LOVE to see Monica Alden and Kord Davidson working together to solve more cases. I really adored Monica's character and hated to see her story end. This was a book that once picked up, I couldn't put it down - I may have read it in one sitting and I have the piles of laundry and dishes to prove it. (I don't regret it, either!)  If you are a fan of Sandra Brown or Heather Graham and appreciate a taut mystery (with a clean romance), you need to check out DiAnn Mills and High Treason.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Higgins

    The FBI Task Force faces its toughest case yet trying to protect a Saudi Prince from assassination and keep feelings professional at all times. When FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is assigned to the protection detail of his friend, Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal, he hopes to enjoy some time with his friend and also help strengthen relationships between the two countries. He doesn’t expect to be chasing an assassin and finding treasonous members of the prince’s staff out to see him eliminated. CIA a The FBI Task Force faces its toughest case yet trying to protect a Saudi Prince from assassination and keep feelings professional at all times. When FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is assigned to the protection detail of his friend, Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal, he hopes to enjoy some time with his friend and also help strengthen relationships between the two countries. He doesn’t expect to be chasing an assassin and finding treasonous members of the prince’s staff out to see him eliminated. CIA agent Monica Alden is called in to help Kord. Their first impressions of each other are not favorable making it difficult for them to work together. After showing her skills, Kord decides that maybe Monica could be an asset to their team and the two work tirelessly to protect the prince. Finding the assassin and those working with him prove to be more difficult than either imagined as they always seem to be one step behind. As the danger increases and more lives are put on the line, Kord and Monica have to dig deep to keep all alive. Over the years I have come to really enjoy the writing of DiAnn Mills. She writes strong characters, male and female alike, that have to deal with seemingly impossible situations gracefully. Throughout the course of her novels, readers see characters put aside their differences and work together to solve their cases. High Treason has all the makings for a great romantic suspense novel, but it didn’t pull me in like the previous in the series. I think the problem for me was having such a diverse group of characters, not that I’m against diversity in any way, I just had a hard time connecting with these characters. I did enjoy Monica as she was a great character and I think her strengths were played too well, especially towards the latter half of the novel. Kord and Prince Omar were harder for me to connect with. Mills did a great job of portraying the cultural differences the characters had to be aware and respectful of. While it was hard for me to connect with the prince, I still feel he was written well, along with his sisters and the men working for him. I would recommend this novel to those that like romantic suspense novels with a sprinkling of faith and characters that, even though not always easily relatable, are written well and will give you something to think about. While this wasn’t my favorite DiAnn Mills novel, I still enjoy her writing and will be looking forward to her next work. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meagan Myhren-bennett

    High Treason FBI Task Force #3 By DiAnn Mills FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson and CIA operative Monica Alden are less than pleased when an attempt on the life of Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal forces interagency cooperation with them working together. Kord knows that the Prince will not appreciate a woman on his protection detail. And Monica prefers working alone especially after an unfortunate incident in the past. Hoping to slow the cancer that is threatening his mother's life Prince Omar bin Talal, High Treason FBI Task Force #3 By DiAnn Mills FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson and CIA operative Monica Alden are less than pleased when an attempt on the life of Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal forces interagency cooperation with them working together. Kord knows that the Prince will not appreciate a woman on his protection detail. And Monica prefers working alone especially after an unfortunate incident in the past. Hoping to slow the cancer that is threatening his mother's life Prince Omar bin Talal, along with two of his sisters, has come to Houston seeking medical treatment. But the visit is two-fold as the Prince hopes to bolster US-Saudi relations while decreasing his country's dependence on the oil export market. Unfortunately, someone seems determined to stop him and they don't care who gets caught in the crossfire. The only question is who is behind this attack - is it internal or external? And will foreign relations deteriorate before the truth can be uncovered? As Kord and Monica work together, the list of who they can trust grows shorter. But with cultural factors in play uncovering who they can trust may be almost impossible. Kord depends on his years of friendship with the Prince while Monica depends upon her quick analytical thinking and her personal distance from all involved. With clues and evidence, Kord and Monica make progress but some things just aren't adding up to a complete picture. Time is against them as the would-be-assassin stays one step ahead of them. With Monica looking at those closest to the Prince and Kord looking beyond they hope to meet dead center before all involved are dead. High Treason has it all - weather, cultural distrust, interagency positioning, betrayal, romance, illness, secrets. This case may force all involved to see beyond what they know in order to wrap it up with a minimum of loss of life. Those familiar with DiAnn Mills will feel right at home from the opening page. And someone will get the girl this time she has choices. Faith is an important facet of Monica's life while Kord is searching. It is interesting to see how Prince Omar bin Talal and his family and staff deal with Western living and specifically Monica. If you want suspense this book will give it to you and just may be a hindrance to sleep at least until the last page is turned. Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary review copy of this book with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Julie Graves

    Monica is a CIA agent and Kord is an FBI agent. They are thrown into a protection detail when an assassination attempt on a visiting Saudi prince occurs. Relations are strained between the US and Saudi's and the Prince has a twofold purpose for his visit. His mother has been diagnosed with cancer and is visiting MD Anderson and the Prince is looking into leasing some oil fields to the US. If the Prince was killed on US soil the tenuous relationship would be severed. Monica has experience in the Monica is a CIA agent and Kord is an FBI agent. They are thrown into a protection detail when an assassination attempt on a visiting Saudi prince occurs. Relations are strained between the US and Saudi's and the Prince has a twofold purpose for his visit. His mother has been diagnosed with cancer and is visiting MD Anderson and the Prince is looking into leasing some oil fields to the US. If the Prince was killed on US soil the tenuous relationship would be severed. Monica has experience in the protocol of behavior for women with Saudi men. And Kord is a friend to the Prince and insists on being part of the detail to protect him. Neither Kord nor Monica are happy with the situation at first, but as time goes on they manage to forge a shared respect for each others abilities. High Treason was filled with excitement as well as quite interesting relationships between the characters. I love that Monica didn't try to change years of tradition by being an overbearing female. She gained respect from the Prince and his entourage through her behavior and ability. I also loved the peek into the life of a Saudi leader. It was interesting to the story as well as an interesting look into that culture. Monica had trust issues and through the story had to work through those. This led to a couple of good spiritual discussions between Kord and Monica as well as Monica and the Prince. I liked that the characters were able to have healthy dialogue without spewing hate. Monica was a very strong female lead and I really enjoyed that. She was strong and determined and ready to run into danger to protect. I liked how Monica and Kord's relationship grew and how they were able to establish a mutual respect for each other. The suspense was timely placed and kept the story moving along at a fast clip. If you are a fan of romantic suspense then I highly recommend this FBI Task Force series, you won't be disappointed!

  21. 4 out of 5

    C.J. Butcher

    When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they lea When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time? ****************************************************************** ******REVIEW****** This book had a lot of action and sometimes too much action, but I'm a fan of that over boring books. I've not had a Diann Mills book yet to disappoint and while this was a little anti-climatic as others have suggested - I did not find it so. I found it AWESOME. I loved the way you had a Christian in a secular world and got to see how she handled it. It was awe-inspiring to me. She handled it with grace. This isn't a black and white world...it's grey. As much as, people would like you to think that this is just as it seems - it isn't and that's the way the book played out. I loved every minute of it but I might be biased. I would definitely read the next one when and if it came out.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nadine Keels

    Monica Alden, a CIA operative, is brought onto an FBI task force with Special Agent Kord Davidson after an assassination attempt on Kord's friend, a Saudi prince. Having come to Houston, Texas to seek cancer treatment for his mother, the prince can't pick up and leave the country, but the extent of his real plans in the US makes his FBI protection all the more crucial in High Treason, a novel by author DiAnn Mills. With this book, I knew I'd have to settle in for a read that would take me a while Monica Alden, a CIA operative, is brought onto an FBI task force with Special Agent Kord Davidson after an assassination attempt on Kord's friend, a Saudi prince. Having come to Houston, Texas to seek cancer treatment for his mother, the prince can't pick up and leave the country, but the extent of his real plans in the US makes his FBI protection all the more crucial in High Treason, a novel by author DiAnn Mills. With this book, I knew I'd have to settle in for a read that would take me a while. But as I've come to find with this author so far, no matter how long or short the read, there's not a dull moment in it for me. Whether it's high-stakes action, the thick of investigation, or engaging inward and outward dialogue as characters deal with their personal challenges and forge various relationships, I'm kept on my toes from start to finish. I'm all for a heroine like Monica: sharp, no-nonsense, gutsy, and driven, but with a sense of humor, compassion, and a vulnerable side. I also appreciate that her inner conflict has complexity to it, that it's not just a token pain or a too-easy source for angst or drama. And Kord is rather sharp himself. While I'm pretty sure the "missionary setup" will never be my preferred scenario for ChristFic romance (it tends to muddy up the couple's motives and makes the inevitable conversion feel trite, contrived, or both), I do like that the romance here isn't instantaneous or dripping with sap. The characters' tenderness doesn't make them lose their edge but rather enhances it. Since this is only the third book I've read by Mills, it may be too soon to say she's my favorite romantic suspense author. Even so, I'm kind of scratching my head as to why I haven't read more of her books by now. __________ Tyndale House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Linda Wilson

    When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they lea When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince’s protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he’s surprised—and none too happy—when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt. Kord and Monica must quickly put aside interagency squabbles, however, when they learn the prince has additional motives for his visit—plans to promote stronger ties with the US and encourage economic growth and westernization in his own country. Plans that could easily incite a number of suspects both in the US and in countries hostile to Saudi Arabia. Worse yet, the would-be assassin always seems to be one step ahead of them, implicating someone close to the prince—or the investigation. But who would be willing to commit high treason, and can Kord and Monica stop them in time? I just finished reading this book. I didn't want to put it down. I had to force myself to go to bed several nights in a row. The intricacies of who was involved in the assassination plot against the plot was a well thought out plan. Monica is thrust into a world where woman are seen and not heard so she has to tread lightly and still do her job. Kord is searching for the meaning of life and Monica is trying to forgive herself for how she failed in her relationship with God. This was a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes suspense. I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way. https://diannmills.com/

  24. 4 out of 5

    Phillip Cole

    CIA operative Monica Alden is assigned to work with FBI agent Kord Davidson. Both prefer to work alone, but they are going to have to cooperate in order to stop the assassination of Prince Omar. With friction between the two and danger all around them, they are in for a fight in DiAnn Mills' High Treason. Both Monica and Kord resent being partnered up, and each one struggles with trusting the other at first. This leads to a bit of conflict as they each try to be the one that solves the case. Work CIA operative Monica Alden is assigned to work with FBI agent Kord Davidson. Both prefer to work alone, but they are going to have to cooperate in order to stop the assassination of Prince Omar. With friction between the two and danger all around them, they are in for a fight in DiAnn Mills' High Treason. Both Monica and Kord resent being partnered up, and each one struggles with trusting the other at first. This leads to a bit of conflict as they each try to be the one that solves the case. Working together lets them see that they can trust each other. Even with the initial problems, they are focused on doing their jobs and are willing to put their lives on the line if necessary. Faith plays a strong role throughout the book. Monica does not hide her beliefs and relies on it when she needs to make tough decisions. Though Kord is unsure about Jesus to begin with, he is not antagonistic towards Monica's faith. He is willing to listen and wants to find the answers to his purpose in life. DiAnn Mills has written a story that keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next and it lets you connect with the characters. She does a great job in writing so that you can understand the struggles and emotions they face. Additionally, there are enough twists to keep the story from being predictable. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good action and suspense book. I received a free copy of High Treason from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)

    I've only read a few Diann Mills novels, and each one I read seems to be better than the one before it. This one is another home run from her talented hands! It's the third book in the series, but the first one of the series that I've read. I wasn't lost or confused, so it's easily read as a stand alone. I loved following Kord, Monica and Prince Omar. Their characters truly capture the heart and make the reader feel like a part of the story. The tension that's between Kord and Monica jumps off t I've only read a few Diann Mills novels, and each one I read seems to be better than the one before it. This one is another home run from her talented hands! It's the third book in the series, but the first one of the series that I've read. I wasn't lost or confused, so it's easily read as a stand alone. I loved following Kord, Monica and Prince Omar. Their characters truly capture the heart and make the reader feel like a part of the story. The tension that's between Kord and Monica jumps off the pages and becomes a part of the reader. I loved that! My heart really went out to Prince Omar and his mother. My own father battled cancer, so it's a subject close to my heart. As I read his story, saw his interactions with his friend Kord, I really felt a connection to him. I loved his character! The suspense surrounds him as someone takes an attempt at his life. In trademark Mills fashion, she creates a story that is not only filled with strong messages of faith and trust, but also suspenseful twists, romantic sparks, and gripping drama. She blends her characters with the perfect, thoroughly researched plot line and creates a thrilling 4.5 star read. This is a book that I would highly recommend to all that want to stay up late, on the edge of your seat, turning page after page to reach the end. Definite nail biting going on with this one! Bravo to Ms. Mills! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    I really enjoyed this book. It captured my attention from the beginning and kept my interest throughout the entire book. The storyline was faced paced and a thrilling ride. This is the first book in this series that I have read and I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything from the previous books so this can easily be read as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed how long it took to figure out who was behind the plot. I kept trying to figure it out and with each new development; I had to ke I really enjoyed this book. It captured my attention from the beginning and kept my interest throughout the entire book. The storyline was faced paced and a thrilling ride. This is the first book in this series that I have read and I didn’t feel as though I was missing anything from the previous books so this can easily be read as a stand alone novel. I really enjoyed how long it took to figure out who was behind the plot. I kept trying to figure it out and with each new development; I had to keep rethinking everything. The way she teased the information out was really fun to read. All the characters were well developed and they were easy to relate to. They seemed so real and the kind of people I would want to hang out with. Their tough yet kind demeanor was lovely. I really liked Kord and Monica. Both were strong intelligent agents who put others ahead of themselves. Their chemistry was intense and I enjoyed their struggle to keep it at bay. I haven’t read many books by DiAnn Mills and her writing style isn’t my cup of tea. Some things really annoyed me, like how she used said for everything, even asking a question, and she switched points of view within sections at times, but not all the time. It took me some time to get used to these differences. Otherwise this book was really good. *I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*

  27. 5 out of 5

    Just Commonly

    "Blood oozed from the back of his skull, draining a Saudi life onto US concrete." (5) High Treason is everything you'd expect with a title like that. DiAnn Mill has done it again with the intensity of the suspense. Filled with action and personality and culture clashes, this third book in the FBI Task Force, High Treason is a race to thwart an international incident when tensions are already high. "Poke my heart when I'm about to mess up. And please pick up the pieces when I fall." (22) The author "Blood oozed from the back of his skull, draining a Saudi life onto US concrete." (5) High Treason is everything you'd expect with a title like that. DiAnn Mill has done it again with the intensity of the suspense. Filled with action and personality and culture clashes, this third book in the FBI Task Force, High Treason is a race to thwart an international incident when tensions are already high. "Poke my heart when I'm about to mess up. And please pick up the pieces when I fall." (22) The author have always done a great job weaving in faith messages in her high suspense thrillers. In this latest one, faith is in the forefront, and I find it interesting in how faith plays a role in our characters' lives. There's a level of respect for each other as humans, rather than discriminate due to religion. Refreshingly, the romance plays in the background where the idea of kindness and courtesy, teamwork and trust emerge ahead. In all, a thrilling and intricate story that continues the series in high fashion. "Passing on smiles and encouragement provided optimism for her day and hopefully for the recipient." (5) This review first appeared on

  28. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

    CIA Operative, Monica Alden, is brought in to work with FBI special agent, Kord Davidson, when an attempt is made on a Saudi Prince. They must set aside their interagency differences and work together to solve the assassination plot. But when the mystery comes close to home and they begin to suspect someone within the Prince’s inner circle, everything is turned upside down putting everyone’s lives in danger. Can Kord and Monica keep the Prince alive while fighting their growing attraction to each CIA Operative, Monica Alden, is brought in to work with FBI special agent, Kord Davidson, when an attempt is made on a Saudi Prince. They must set aside their interagency differences and work together to solve the assassination plot. But when the mystery comes close to home and they begin to suspect someone within the Prince’s inner circle, everything is turned upside down putting everyone’s lives in danger. Can Kord and Monica keep the Prince alive while fighting their growing attraction to each other? DiAnn Mills has done it again! She’s created a fast-paced tale with High Treason—the third installment of her FBI Task Force series. It caught me from the very beginning and held my attention until the very end. The mystery surrounding the plot kept me engaged with the twists catching me by surprise. The characters are well constructed and I liked both Kord and Monica right away. I loved the strong female in Monica. She wasn’t one to back down even when diagnosed with pneumonia. Love strong females! I loved how the author showed respect between the two different cultures and religions. You could tell she did her homework with research. Very interesting. The imagery used throughout was well done. I could picture everything going down till the final showdown with the killer. I give High Treason five stars. It’s one book you won’t be able to put down!! **I has been provided courtesy of the author and Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. Pick up a copy today!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    I know when I open a book by DiAnn Mills that I will probably be up way past my bedtime reading it. There never seems to be a good spot to stop for the night because I NEED to know what happens next. “High Treason” pretty much met all my expectations and more. One thing I liked about “High Treason” was that a female CIA operative was placed on a predominately male FBI task force in order to help protect a Sudi Prince and his family after an assassination attempt. Monica Alden certainly had her wo I know when I open a book by DiAnn Mills that I will probably be up way past my bedtime reading it. There never seems to be a good spot to stop for the night because I NEED to know what happens next. “High Treason” pretty much met all my expectations and more. One thing I liked about “High Treason” was that a female CIA operative was placed on a predominately male FBI task force in order to help protect a Sudi Prince and his family after an assassination attempt. Monica Alden certainly had her work cut out for her between her gender, agency differences, and trying to do her job without offending the Saudis because of culture differences. It was gratifying to see such a strong female character who eventually gained the respect of the men she worked with, even one particularly negative Saudi bodyguard. “High Treason” is a mostly action filled novel with ample suspense to hold readers’ attention and a touch of romance that did not overwhelm the plot. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery along with the characters and loved having some surprises along the way. I am looking forward to more books by DiAnn Mills soon. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Tyndale Blog Network. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    "High Treason" is a Christian romantic suspense. It's the third in a series, but it works as a stand-alone. This story didn't spoil events in the previous books. The main characters were likable and interesting. Monica had to earn the respect of the Saudi men that she needed to work with while trying to discover if any of them had betrayed the prince. She also had to work through her trust issues with men (due to a previous partner manipulating and betraying her). Kord was friends with their top "High Treason" is a Christian romantic suspense. It's the third in a series, but it works as a stand-alone. This story didn't spoil events in the previous books. The main characters were likable and interesting. Monica had to earn the respect of the Saudi men that she needed to work with while trying to discover if any of them had betrayed the prince. She also had to work through her trust issues with men (due to a previous partner manipulating and betraying her). Kord was friends with their top suspects, so he had difficulty really suspecting any of them. There were few clues for them to work with at first, but more came to light as more assassination attempts were made. They followed up on those leads. The suspense came from the physical danger involved in being a body guard trying to thwart a determined assassin. Monica was a Christian, but she struggled to forgive herself for not stopping that crooked, manipulative previous partner before so many people were hurt by him. Kord was uncertain which religion was the correct one and questioned why a good God would allow so much suffering. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable suspense novel. I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher.

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