Fatal Code: The SNAP Agency

Reviewed by:

Noah Sherrard from Las Vegas, Nevada, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.



Fatal Code: The SNAP Agency


Natalie Walters




Publication Date:



Print book


293 pages


Trying to act normal around your crush is already a hard task., Combine that with spying on that person to figure out what sensitive information they received from their dead scientist grandfather, well, you get the complicated mission that is assigned to Kekoa Young.

Elinor Mitchell’s deceased scientist grandfather left behind clues for her that lead to a nuclear project. As she follows the clues, she begins to gain the attention of countries like Russia who desperately want the same information she received from her grandfather. With enemies like Russian spies and soldiers chasing her, she needs to decide whether her new neighbor, who she finds out is spying on her, is trustworthy. Should she accept Kekoa’s help? For his part, Kekoa is now no longer just a recon spy but is thrown into the field of action—the opposite of his usual job working behind computers. The two of them not only have to win each other’s trust but also prevent the Russians from stealing the information and potentially winning the race for nuclear power in space.

This book is the second book in the SNAP series following Lights Out. The characters are the same; however, the main character has shifted from what used to be Brynn Taylor to a different member of the SNAP agency, Kekoa Young. The series continues with another national- and possibly global-level threat.

Throughout the story, there are multiple romance subplots. It mixes adventure, action, and suspense in a way that keeps you engaged. Another area the book succeeds in is character development. Throughout the story, each character is given distinct personality traits through the use of dialogue and backstory. The author uses her personal life in Hawaii to add cultural diversity within the book. Kekoa is Hawaiian, which affects the way he talks, what he eats, and his family traditions. Walters does a good job of bringing the Hawaiian culture into the story without it feeling forced.

All in all, this book is able to develop characters, mix romance into the action, adventure, and suspense genre, and continue the book series with a new unique challenge.




Suggested Audience

Ages 15 and older who enjoy adventure, suspense, and romance. Fans of the Hawaiian culture and can relate to living away from the continental United States.

Christian Impact

This book promotes the idea of having a family outside of your biological family, which mirrors the way that we should care for our brothers and sisters in Christ. It also deals with forgiveness and confronting your mistakes and guilt. The book doesn’t specifically mention God’s forgiveness or dealing with your mistakes in terms of your relationship with Christ; however, it does bring the topics up and emphasize their importance.


Fatal Code (The SNAP Agency #2)



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One Response to “Fatal Code: The SNAP Agency”

  1. Tne SNAP Agency books are all well-written and engaging including the prequel and the upcoming 3rd book. With each book the story is thematically different, but still of topics taken from the news. Natalie Walters is one of my favorite authors of romantic suspense.

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