Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Chase By Lisa Harris

The Chase
by: Lisa Harris
Publisher: Revell
Series: US Marshals
ISBN: 9780800737313

Lisa Harris is a new-to-me author and when I had the chance to read the second book in her series I immediately read book one so that I wouldn't miss out like I normally do when I read books out of order. I would HIGHLY suggest reading these books in order so they make sense. Revell sent me my copy for review.


Failure isn't an option

US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing--it's time to get back out into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery gone wrong--and things are about to get complicated.

For these bank robbers, it's never been about the money. It's about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else--someone close to them--gets hurt . . . or worse.

My Review:

The Chase was a fantastic follow up to book 1. This was a 5 fingernail biter. I think from now on that's how I'm going to have to rate suspense novels from now on.

I would highly recommend reading book one before reading the second book. My review will start off with some info from the end of the first book.

Madison is back on the job with Jonas and it seems that during her recovery after being shot at the end of book one. I love that the author built in a sense of time with her recovery so that their relationship in general had time to grow.

Their first day on the job together again had a lot of hair raising moments. The day starts out with a bang and doesn't end until we close the last page. As we follow Jonas and Madison chasing the bank robbers, it's easy to see how close partners can get to each other. The author gives us a great sense of how they have to rely on each other.

I feel like this book had an even stronger sense of C.S.I. with the addition of Piper who does the deep dives into peoples backgrounds, only activity, etc. I really liked her character.

It was so easy to get frustrated with side characters in the story who tip off people that the U.S. Marshals have shown up or lie to them! Funny how angry I got with people hampering law enforcement in a fictional story!

The personal direction of the story just got to my heart with Jonas and Madison. Will they or won't they. It seems like they will, but will either of them want to take the chance again? I mean, especially with someone who is in the same line of dangerous work they're doing. Of course, Madison is still dealing with her memory loss and not remembering who it is that shot and killed her husband. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for her to remember something, anything from that night!

As with book one I wanted to know why a couple of the bad guys in the story were doing what they were doing. We have Madison and Jonas' theories, but are they right? This is just a personal quirk for me. I want to understand what's going on in the bad guy's mind. Not having that leaves me wondering. hahahaha I need closure. :)

About the Author:

Lisa Harris is a USA Today bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than forty books, including The EscapeThe ChaseThe Traitor's PawnVanishing PointA Secret to Die For, and Deadly Intentions, as well as The Nikki Boyd Files and the Southern Crimes series, Harris and her family have spent over 17 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. She is currently stateside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more at


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