Deadly Encounter

(FBI Task Force #1)

by DiAnn Mills

Book Cover: Deadly Encounter
Part of the FBI Task Force series:
ISBN: B0198V4L3I
Pages: 401
ISBN: 9781496410979
Pages: 400

Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.

Reviews:Marilyn Johnson on Goodreads wrote:

This is book one in the FBI Task Force series. If you enjoy reading FBI type mysteries you will enjoy this read, and what a great place to start in the first book. DiAnn Mills does a good job developing her characters and their dialogue. This novel is not as much a suspense as a mystery with love, family and forgiveness all mixed together. It is not as fast paced as some mystery/crime solving books yet this time line is probably more realistic. We are faced with domestic terrorism and so much more. I don't want to give away too many of the twist and turns this novel takes in uncovering the true mystery of a homicide.

About the Author

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. 

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America.

She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at


2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella Daughters of the Wind from The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
 2015 Family Fiction Top 15 Novels – Deadlock
 2015 Christy Award Finalist – Firewall
 2015 CRW’s Award of Excellence Winner – Firewall
 2015 Orange County Book Buyers Best Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Quill Award Winner – Firewall
 2015 Golden Scroll Fiction Gold Merit Award Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Holt Medallion Award of Merit Recipient – Firewall
 2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Finalist – Firewall
 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist – Firewall
 2014 Family Fiction Top 10 Novels – Firewall
 2014 Library Journal Best Book Genre Fiction – Firewall
 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – The Survivor
 2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – Novella Phantom of My Heart from The Lighthouse Brides Collection
 2013 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Chase
 2012 Golden Quill Award Winner – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2012 Award of Excellence Finalist – Attracted to Fire
 2011 Christy Award Winner – Sworn to Protect
 2011 Carol Award Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2011 Golden Quill Award Finalist – A Woman Called Sage
 2011 Award of Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
 2010 Christy Award Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Breach of Trust
 2010 RITA Finalist – Breach of Trust
 2010 Carol Award Finalist –  Breach of Trust
 2008 Christy Award Finalist – Lightning and Lace
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Footsteps
 2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella At the End of the Bayou from Hidden Motives

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