Book Review : Fatal Code

If you are looking for a fast pasted, great summer read, look no further!

Fatal Code is exactly that! Natalie Walter’s second book in the SNAP series grabbed my full interest on page one! Elinor Mitchell is mourning the death of her grandfather. As a missionary kid, she spent more time living with him than her own parents, so his death was really hard. Elinor happens to be a very smart engineer, like her grandfather, but unbeknownst to her, he worked on some highly classified projects in his younger days.

The twists and turns start when Elinor starts looking into some notebooks her grandfather left her. After posting some coded phrases on line, interest is piqued and the action begins!

Somehow a group of nefarious people have also figured out that Elinor’s grandfather was on this special team, and they want to get their hands on that classified information. As these bad guys track down the other members of the team, people start dying suspiciously.

Elinor’s neighbor, Kekoa, happens to be a member of the SNAP team (Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency), think NCIS or Hawaii 5-0 type of agency, and he quickly gets involved professionally and personally in Elinor’s situation.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, not just the action and adventure side of things, I loved the friendships within the SNAP team. Their family-like familiarity was charming. The blooming romance between Kekoa and Elinor was incredibly sweet as well!

I highly recommend this great summer read!!


In 1964, a group of scientists called the Los Alamos Five came close to finishing a nuclear energy project for the United States government when they were abruptly disbanded. Now the granddaughter of one of those five scientists, aerospace engineer Elinor Mitchell, discovers that she has highly sensitive information on the project in her possession–and a target on her back.

SNAP agent and former Navy cryptologist Kekoa Young is tasked with monitoring Elinor. This is both convenient since she’s his neighbor in Washington, DC, and decidedly inconvenient because . . . well, he kind of likes her.

As Elinor follows the clues her grandfather left behind to a top-secret nuclear project, Kekoa has no choice but to step in. When Elinor learns he has been spying on her, she’s crushed. But with danger closing in on all sides, she’ll have to trust him to ensure her discoveries stay out of enemy hands.

Natalie Walters sucks you into the global race for space domination in this perfectly paced second installment of her SNAP Agency romantic suspense series.


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