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No Way Out (The Justice Agency #3)

4.23  ·  Rating Details  ·  155 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Who can she trust? Alyssa Wells has uncovered evidence that her police officer husband was murdered by his partner-a dangerous claim in a small town. After two tours in Iraq, protecting Alyssa and her children shouldn't be a problem for private investigator Cole Justice. Alyssa feels drawn to him, but how can she trust anyone after everything shes been through? Cole is sur ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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May 14, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Author: Susan Sleeman
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
May 2013
ISBN: 978-0373445394
Genre: Romantic suspense

Who can she trust?

Alyssa Wells has uncovered evidence that her police officer husband was murdered by his partner—a dangerous claim in a small town. After two tours in Iraq, protecting Alyssa and her children shouldn't be a problem for private investigator Cole Justice.

Alyssa feels drawn to him, but how can she trust anyone after everything she's been through? Cole's sure h
Megan Wilson
May 21, 2013 Megan Wilson rated it it was amazing
Susan Sleeman sent me a copy of her book: 'No Way Out' in exchange for a review.

As a young woman who isn't a huge fan of romance, a Harlequin novel is not exactly my cup of tea. That being said though, No Way Out is amazing!

The characters all seemed like they would get along in real life and the chemistry between Cole and Alyssa was intense. I really liked how Susan made the family aspect shine. Family is an important part of people's lives and this really showed how having a family that loves
Julie Graves
May 16, 2013 Julie Graves rated it really liked it
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While out running Alyssa Wells stumbles across a clandestine meeting between police officers that her husband worked with before he died. What she hears shocks her. Knowing she cannot let the men know that she has heard them Alyssa tries to escape quietly. Unfortunately she falls and alerts the men to her presence. Rushing to escape and hoping that they do not know who heard them Alyssa encounters Cole Justice. Cole and his siblings own a private investigator business and Cole agrees to help Aly ...more
Jun 20, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
A simple daily jog, leaves young widow Alyssa Wells in fear for her life. Overhearing something that has endangered her life, she is literally running for her life when she runs into Cole Justice, who is on the beach too. He helps her hide from the men chasing her, never realizing that he was getting involved in something bigger than himself.
This story is a great story. I love The Justice Family, they all have their own issues, but work together to protect and solve mysteries. This book was enj
Dawn Leonard
Sep 30, 2014 Dawn Leonard rated it really liked it
I enjoyed No Way Out, the third book in Susan Sleeman's Justice Agency series. Although this is a series, I have not read the first book Double Exposure (featuring Ethan Justice) but that had no effect on my understanding this story. I enjoyed the second book Dead Wrong (featuring Kat Justice) and look forward to reading Thread of Suspicion (featuring Dani Justice) and Dark Tide (featuring Derrick Justice). I only gave this book 4 stars because not everything in the book was believable once you ...more
Jan 15, 2014 Claudia rated it it was amazing
No Way Out by Susan Sleeman - A Book Review
“We can’t control things around us. Not a single one of us can. God is in charge.” Who could not benefit from this reminder from Dani Justice? Most of us have struggled with guilt about things that happened that were in actuality out of our control. Susan Sleeman tells a tale filled with suspense and surprises that not only entertains, but also illustrates the damage we can do to ourselves and our relationships when we allow pseudo guilt, the guilt we f
Wendy Sparkes
Jan 31, 2014 Wendy Sparkes rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the Justice Agency Series so far!

#1 Double Exposure by Susan Sleeman #2 Dead Wrong by Susan Sleeman #3 No Way Out by Susan Sleeman #4 Thread of Suspicion by Susan Sleeman #5 Dark Tide by Susan Sleeman

Jul 02, 2013 Bookworm1 rated it liked it
it was okay. still romance but it was a little awkward.
Feb 20, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was amazing

Today was a good day and a bad day to read this story. (April 15, 2013) Susan wrote the book with "Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Because with trials the only peace is through God. The bad part was it had a explosion in it. A little to vivid in my mind today.

The plot is simple with some twists to it that were unexpected in some ways. I really like the characters. I liked how Alyssa was turning to prayer and relying o
Debora Wilder
Feb 13, 2014 Debora Wilder rated it it was amazing
A suspenseful inspirational romance.

Alyssa Wells has uncovered evidence that her police officer husband was murdered by his partner. That’s a dangerous claim to make in a small town. She had not suspected it was even possible until she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and overheard a conversation between three men. After two tours in Iraq, protecting Alyssa and her children shouldn’t be a problem for private investigator Cole Justice. Alyssa’s is very doubtful of her ability to judge whe
May 10, 2013 Jackie rated it it was amazing

No Way Out by Susan Sleeman grabbed me on the first page. I was riveted to the story of Alyssa Wells and Cole Justice. Alyssa is a widow with two young children and on a run one night overhears her dead husband’s police partner admit to being part of a meth ring and killing her husband. As she hurries away, she slips and the bad guys are after her.

After two tours in Iraq, Cole Justice is back in the states working as a private investigator. He’s out on the beach the night Alyssa runs for her lif
May 13, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it
What a great combo of romantic and dramatic suspense! Alyssa Wells and Cole Justice have a chance meeting . .. . on a ledge . . . overlooking the ocean . . . ..on a dark, stormy night. Cole was running from events in his past; Alyssa was running (literally) from events that would prevent her from living another day of her future. Divine providence teams them up to solve what starts out as a local mystery, with tentacles reaching out to include many other unsolved cases that were the trademark o ...more
Pat Dyer
Jun 05, 2013 Pat Dyer rated it it was amazing
Alsyssa Wells’ had dealt some hard blows in life. Trouble in her marriage. The loss of her police officer husband. Coping with her children’s grief while dealing with her own. When she stumbles on the fact that her husband was framed for an illegal activity at the time of his death, and his murderer pursues her, Alyssa’s faith is tested beyond anything she could have imagined.

After discovering the one person she trusted most with her children is not as upright as she thought, can she trust a to
d Kate dooley
Apr 23, 2013 d Kate dooley rated it really liked it
This is only the second Harlequin romance I've ever read. The other, along with a science fiction novel, were research. Therefore, if I review this as if it were mainstream fiction rather than as fan of romance novels, you must factor that in.

That being said, I would like for the romance to have unfolded slowly, while keeping the quick pace of the action.

The romance:
Alyssa and Cole fell head-over-heels from the first sighting, In the midst of life or death circumstances. They spend the rest of
Gail Welborn
May 06, 2013 Gail Welborn rated it really liked it
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***Susan's romance/suspense makes a delightful summer read***

No Way Out, third in Susan Sleeman’s Justice Agency suspense series releases May 7th, this time the agency investigates an intriguing case of murder, intimidation and police corruption. Cole Justice, former US Marshal, back from two tours in Iraq, operates the non-profit firm alongside four other siblings with law enforcement backgrounds. However at the moment Cole is “…miffed at the family’s interference…” in his life.

All four sibli
Apr 24, 2014 Jan rated it it was ok
Harlequin romance. Great for fast read for plane trips and doctors office.

Story: Widow Alyssa overhears a conversation that alludes to her policeman husband of having been murdered by his own police department, and being framed as a druggy. Could his best-friend be responsible?

An Iraq Veteran, now a P.I. comes to her rescue. With his family at his side, he protects and nurtures Alyssa and helps to expose a crooked police force.
May 22, 2013 Carissa rated it really liked it
First reviewed here

Title: No Way Out

Author: Susan Sleeman

Series: Love Inspired Suspense, The Justice Agency

Chapters: 18 plus epilogue

Pages: 218

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Rating: 4 stars

No Way Out by Susan Sleeman is the first book that I have read by her and it will not be the last. It is a book in the Justice Agency series. An Agency founded by siblings who have law enforcement backgrounds in order to help others.
I enjoyed reading this n
May 22, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
No Way Out is definitely filled with suspense! The story line keeps you turning the pages wondering if the mystery murder will be solved without more harm coming to Alyssa, her kids and the Justice family. Alyssa and Cole both have a lot of hurdles to overcome in their lives. The author does a great job progressing them through the struggles that are holding them back and brings them out on the other side as someone who is all the better for having faced the difficult life circumstances. I enjoy ...more
May 01, 2013 `Candle rated it it was amazing
This book is third in a series about adoptive siblings who have formed their own law enforcement agency called The Justice Agency. From the opening sequence, you are drawn into the story with a beach chase scene having the heroine, Alyssa literally dropping into the arms of the hero, Cole Justice. From there, the action never stops. Alyssa's law enforcement husband was killed or maybe murdered in the line of duty leaving her a single mother with twins. She doesn't trust anyone. Cole, having endu ...more
Jill Twigg
Jun 21, 2015 Jill Twigg rated it it was amazing
No way out is the story of a widowed cop's wife who overhears a criminal conversation by a good friend and is stalked. She happens upon Cole Justice by accident and takes it upon himself to make her a client in his PI business. It is a good edge of your seat story and leaves you with a twist at the end.
May 20, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
No Way Out was a true pleasure to read! It’s a relatively short book but it grabs the reader right from the start. No lengthy beginning chapters describing 500 characters…just suspense that kept me turning pages. The characters are delightful and easy to get to know. Alyssa is my favorite because of her strength in dealing with adversity. The author subtly includes moments of faith throughout the book which eventually becomes the thread of the entire story. All of the suspense reaches a heartwar ...more
John Hanscom
Apr 08, 2013 John Hanscom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book, but ot as god, in my opinion, as those of some other reviewers. It was an exciting story. There were two things, neither of them spoilers:

1. For a single mother of twins with a full time job as a real estate agent, the female protagonist seemed to have to much time to run around solving the mystery as was depicted; and,

2. There was one of those editing errors that drives me nuts. At one point, the male protagonist is watching her read to the twins. It is actually a sweet sc
Darlene Torday
Feb 18, 2014 Darlene Torday rated it really liked it
I like the suspense in this book. It carried throughout the book and was believeable. The weaving of their love story was well done. Definately an author I'd look for to read more of her books.
Apr 25, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
I opened this book for the first time yesterday and finished it yesterday! It grabbed me on page one an I didn't want to put it down. It's part of the Justice Agency series, but stands alone, so you won't have any problem following the story or characters.

Alyssa Wells overhears a conversation that sends her running for her life.
Cole Justice thinks he's outside to watch a coastal storm, but what he gets is a real life storm when Alysa happens upon him while fleeing for her life.

I received a com
Feb 06, 2014 Blsd_BkWm rated it really liked it
Excellent suspense story and love story! I couldn't put it down once I started.
Sep 26, 2013 Fran rated it it was amazing
This author is one of those for which I eagerly look when selecting romance and this novel is no exception. It again features members of the Justice family and starts off with a gigantic bombshell dropped in the reader's lap. The tension she creates only builds from that first encounter and keeps the reader engaged throughout. Even though a detail oriented reader can probably figure out who did what, the manner in which the author unfolds the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat. The family s ...more
Mar 05, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Love the thought provoking and challenging relationships
Apr 27, 2013 Betti rated it it was amazing
Susan has written a nail-biter for sure this time! What starts out with a lovely run along the Pacific Ocean, becomes a story you cannot put down. There is no way you could possibly figure out who the villain is. The Justice Agency series just gets better with each book. The author has created characters that one can identify with so well, you almost feel like the action is happening to you. If you enjoy suspense, you will love this book! Check out the rest of The Justice Agency series at http:/ ...more
Ginger Solomon
May 08, 2013 Ginger Solomon rated it it was amazing
No Way Out by Susan one word, riveting. This is the third book in The Justice Agency Series and lives up to its predecessors: Double Exposure and Dead Wrong.

I was hooked from page one. I found it hard to set aside once I started and I expect you'll have the same trouble. Even though it's the third in the series, reading the first two are not necessary to understand the story line. I just love series' like that.

***I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of revi
Feb 11, 2014 Janette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful author, well written story.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Aug 24, 2015 10:58AM  
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  • Trail of Lies (Texas Ranger Justice, #4)
  • Wrongly Accused (SWAT: Top Cops #1)
  • Face of Danger
  • Body of Evidence (Texas Ranger Justice, #2)
  • Christmas Cover-Up
  • Scent of Danger (Texas K-9 Unit #5)
  • Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers #2)
  • Critical Condition
  • SEAL Under Siege (Men of Valor #2)
  • Undercover Pursuit (Missions of Mercy #3)
  • Child of Grace
SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of clean read and inspirational romantic suspense books. Awards include Thread of Suspicion-2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award, No Way Out and The Christmas Witness Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence finalists. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website She currently lives in Oregon with her husband ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Justice Agency (5 books)
  • Double Exposure
  • Dead Wrong
  • Thread of Suspicion
  • Dark Tide

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