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The critically ill daughter of the governor of California has been kidnapped. LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to find her before it’s too late. But this high-profile case comes with secrets on every side: cops, politicians, even the innocent.

Maddie Divine: Her marriage hangs by a thread, her SWAT-officer husband has lost it, and almost as bad, she can’t trust her detective partner.

Travis Divine: After the death of a SWAT teammate, he’s a shell of the man he used to be. He’s lost touch with his work, his wife and occasionally even reality. Can he regain the warrior mentality needed to support Maddie and do his job?

Preston Truesdale: The California governor’s daughter has gone missing, and so has her only bone marrow donor. Is it coincidence or something more sinister?

Pilar Luna: The mayor of Los Angeles is a media favorite, and she plays Preston like a Vegas pro would play a Midwestern farmboy…all in hopes of reaching the White House. Will she hit the jackpot?

Tiffany Truesdale: The brainiac teenager evaded her security team to spend a night on the town with her girlfriends, but can she outwit the man who kidnapped her before time runs out?
A Deadly Blessing is a lightning-paced story of suspense that will keep readers on edge from beginning to end.

Author's Note: This book contains commonly used street language.

Author Bio: Kathy Bennett served twenty-nine years with the Los Angeles Police Department; eight as a civilian employee and twenty-one years as a sworn police officer.

In 2011, Kathy's debut novel, A Dozen Deadly Roses, became a bestseller at various e-book retailers.

Her most recent tale, A Deadly Blessing, is the first book in a series featuring LAPD Detective Maddie Divine. Kathy's authentic stories of crime and suspense are lauded by law enforcement personnel for 'getting it right.' In addition to working on the next Maddie Divine novel, Kathy writes a weekly blog that can be found on her website, and writes a monthly column for a local paper.

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A deadly blessing
December 9th, 2014
This book was great and now I will be reading all of Kathy Bennett novels. Thank you so much for a great read
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August 12th, 2014
Be prepared to stay up late. This book hooked me after the first page. Ms. Bennett does a great job developing all her characters, while leaving you guessing. Will Maddie find the governor's daughter before it's too late? She will keep you guessing and what a surprise ending! Must read!
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August 5th, 2014
A Deadly Blessing is a story of "not all is what it seems to be". I felt sorry for Preston Truesdale. He's trying his best to help his teenage daughter, but his daughter is not all that innocent. Maddie is trying to piece together what happened to the daughter while under the gun by the "higher ups" and save her marriage all at the same time. Very intense book with some endings that will have you shaking your head! Excellent read!!!!!!
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January 25th, 2014
Excellent book - hard to put down - finished it in one session.
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A Deadly Blessing
January 4th, 2014
Great read really enjoyed this book looking forward to reading her others
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