Dangerous Illusions

Reviewed by: J. J. Hanna, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University



Title: Dangerous Illusions

Author: Irene Hannon

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback Book

Length: 371 pages


In book one of Hannon’s new series, Code of Honor, a web of deceit follows Trish Bailey as she navigates a murder investigation. After her mother’s mysterious death, those near her are under the microscope. Why was the woman murdered in such a bizarre circumstance, and what happened to her estate investments and cash holdings?  As the case ebbs and flows, Trish must also deal with the romantic advances of her accountant, Matt, who may be holding back answers as to the funds owned by Trish’s mother. Things get even more complicated when Trish begins to date Matt while also suddenly developing feelings toward Detective Flynn, the cop who is assigned to investigate Trish’s mother’s death.  But instead of reciprocating those feelings, Flynn begins to explore the possibility that Trish, herself, might be her mother’s killer.


As the investigation intensifies, Matt’s hidden past is uncovered and the Russian Mafia moves into the picture. With the mafia running around their small town, the police force is works overtime to wrap up the murder case and stop the mafia before someone else gets killed.  Unfortunately, although there is a lot of action, this multilayered plot can sometimes become tangled and overlapping. However, Hannon weaves a tale of drama, danger, romance, and suspense. She has you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 stars

Suggested Audience

Women ages 18 and older who enjoy romance and thrillers that feature muggings, mafia members, and murder.

Christian Impact

The characters come from various backgrounds and beliefs. Their faiths are part of the story but are not a driving factor. This book brings to light what an ideal faith should be in all circumstances.

Other Notes

There are romantic overtones and most violence is implied or later confirmed without any graphic scenes.

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Dangerous Illusions (Code of Honor, #1)

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