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McAllister Justice #3

Inconclusive Evidence

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"A playful, well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout." - Kirkus Review

Braiding nanotechnology and advanced surgical techniques equals magic to the psychopathic mind.

Megan Chauner finally achieves her dream of starting a veterinary practice when a mysterious package and dire warning from her college roommate turned investigative reporter changes the course of her life. Determined to unravel the plot involving microchips and a deadly solution, she sets out to discover who murdered her best friend.

From chick magnet to wounded cop is not a fall anyone predicted for Lucas McAllister, who now faces the biggest upheaval in his life. Coming home to start a forced retirement, he finds a sassy enigma with as much brain as beauty in his sanctuary.

Stalkers and assassins draft reality checks that test Luc’s survival skills and endurance in keeping Megan and her furball alive while uniting the McAllister brothers to thwart a bi-coastal conspiracy.

227 pages, Paperback

Published January 1, 2018

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Reily Garrett

50 books774 followers

Reily Garrett is a writer, mother, and companion to three long coat German shepherds. When not working with her dogs, she’s sitting at her desk with her furkids by her side.
Author of chilling suspense and snarky romance, her stories include romantic thrillers and paranormal romance, . Regardless of genre, each book delves into a dark and twisted imagination yet is tempered with romance and a touch of humor.
Reviews by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Bay Review, and BestThrillers.com best describe her work:
"This could be James Patterson, Lee Child, and Tess Gerritsen rolled into one, but the dark, twisted methods used by the serial killer could surprise even those readers…” - San Francisco Bay Review
“…steamy, seductive police procedural…” - BestThrillers.com
“…well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout.” - Kirkus Review

Prior experience in the Military Police, private investigations, and as an ICU nurse gives her fiction a real-world flavor.

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4,564 reviews475 followers
March 25, 2018
Inconclusive Evidence is the third book in Reily Garrett’s McAllister Justice series, and it’s another brilliant addition to the series. Those who have read Digital Velocity and Bound By Shadows will adore this instalment in the series, yet new readers can easily dive in as each book is a standalone novel. I would recommend reading in order, though – it’s such a great series, and so fun to watch as things develop, plus you really come to love the characters throughout.

Before I go any further, I just wished to make a quick note. I’m fortunate enough to beta read for Reily Garrett, lucky enough to get an insight in how these books develop. However, this does not influence my rating in any way. The beta reading process is a lot of fun, but I keep my ratings of the final book completely separate from the beta reading process.

Now, onto the good stuff.

Since I picked up my first Reily Garrett book, I’ve been a fan. I positively adore the author’s stories, well aware of what I will be given – wonderful writing, a gripping storyline, and fabulous characters. Inconclusive Evidence offers up all of those things.

From the moment you start Inconclusive Evidence, you’re lost to the story. It has all the trademarks of a Reily Garrett romantic suspense book – action, intrigue, mystery, and the underlying sexual tension between characters that we all adore. All of these things suck you in from the very start, leaving you turning the pages at a rapid pace.

With Inconclusive Evidence, however, the story is somewhat different to those in the prior books when it comes to the suspense element. It still has all you could hope for – the aforementioned action and mystery – yet it does not follow the same kind of storytelling as the prior books. This one had a much wider reaching impact, dealing with nanotechnology and the evils that could come about through the misuse of such scientific advancements. As someone who adore such stories – honestly, I eat them up at a rapid pace – I was so intrigued to see how Reily Garrett would bring it into this series. I can say right now, she does it wonderfully. For anyone who has read a thriller involving nanotechnology, know Reily Garrett hits all the great spots needed for this kind of book.

Another thing I really enjoyed about Inconclusive Evidence was how much of the family we got to see throughout the book. I’ve been a fan of the McAllister boys since Digital Velocity, yet I fell even deeper in love with them throughout Inconclusive Evidence. They really came to life in this one, we got to see how well they interact – instead of the simple snippets from the prior books, we get to see a lot of them throughout this one. If I wasn’t already in love with them, I would be now. Matt in particular – well, hot damn. I’ve been excited for Matt’s book since book one, but now I want to grab him and have him all for myself. Seeing all the brothers interacting throughout this one has only left me even more excited for the remaining books in the series – I cannot wait to see how the stories play out.

Don’t worry, it’s not just the other brothers you will be fangirling over throughout this one. The romance element throughout this story is amazing. The chemistry between the two characters is fabulous, and I loved watching the back and forth between the two of them. They may not be my favourite couple of the series – that title belongs to Caden and Kaylee – but they are absolutely perfect for each other.

Yet again, Reily Garrett has given us a strong four-star rating in the McAllister Justice series, leaving me desperate for more.
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3,454 reviews241 followers
March 26, 2018
Inconclusive evidence was an engaging and suspenseful read that had me on the edge of my seat all the way through the book. It had me hooked from the very first page with its thrilling storyline.

Megan was a strong heroine, who was really enjoyable to read about. I loved the relationship she had with her beloved dog and the way that she was determined to find out what happened to her friend.

Lucas I really felt for with the way that he felt guilty over the death of his partner and he survived despite getting shot. He was a good guy that did the right thing. I really enjoyed Lucas a lot and the way he was with Megan.

Megan has finally achieved her life dream of opening a veterinary practice, until she received a mysterious package from her college roommate who is now an investigative journalist. This leads her to the wounded cop Lucas McAllister, who is in for more than he thought when he meets Megan.

Inconclusive was a page turner with a compelling story that has a good combination of suspense and romance in it. This was an enjoyable story that I liked reading about.
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282 reviews7 followers
September 17, 2018
New nanotechnology and psychotic scientists are a recipe for a great book!

“I’ll eat your brains with gravy for dinner.” Billy McAllister

Megan Chauner is finally ready to start her veterinary practice when she gets a package from her best friend.

That package is the reason why she is now hiding in a remote cabin, far from civilization.

Except she is not alone!. Turns out the owner of the cabin she rented did not actually put it up for rent.

Lucas McAllister is not amused that someone is “squatting” in his cabin. He just wants to be alone and mourn the death of his partner and skulk while his leg is healing from a gunshot wound. It doesn’t matter that she is very pretty, has a sharp mind, and suddenly in danger, in very real danger.

The McAllister family is a very close family, that support each other, so among all the ribbing, and the rough housing, at the very core, there is undeniable love between them, and by extent, to all who are close to each other.

So when the need came to help a woman in distress, and especially a woman who appears to have caught the not so happy Luc, they come to the rescue, even though they are putting themselves at risk.

The growing sexual tension between them, the impending doom for a whole lot of people, and the rapid pace of the book makes this a very interesting read.

As always Reily Garret is very well informed, and uses every possible resource to make her book as accurate as possible, and definitely know how to keep us readers in suspense.

A page turner for sure.

This is the third instalment in the McAllister Series. You can read it as a stand alone, but I definitely recommend reading it in order.
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1,714 reviews56 followers
March 5, 2018
This book....well, it grabs your attention from the first page and just doesn't let up. I'm even a little sad that it is over. Reily Garrett has written a thrilling read and one of my favorite things is she has given one of the most lead roles to a dog. The characters are believable, and it is a well paced read. Definately one I would read again.
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1,206 reviews37 followers
July 12, 2018
When I started reading Inconclusive Evidence, I thought that it was going to be one of those humdrum romantic suspense/ thrillers that focuses more on the romance than the thriller/suspense. But my mind changed after the first chapter. It changed, even more, the deeper into the book.

What I liked about Inconclusive Evidence was that the author was able to keep the thriller and the romance apart. There were no mushy love sentiments in the middle of a crucial scene with the bad guys. There also wasn’t any thriller like antics when Megan and Luc were getting their freak on. It was that separation that made this book enjoyable to read. What also made the book enjoyable was that you can read it separately from the series. I also liked the characters. I also liked the storyline that involved the nanotechnology. I found it fascinating to read. I had no problem picturing what was happening in the book happening in real life.

Of course, there were things I didn’t like about the book either. I didn’t like the bad guys (duh…lol). They were evil. I also didn’t like what was done to the wolf. While I understood why the bad guys did what they did, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I also didn’t like that Megan and Luc didn’t take care of that one bad guy when they had the chance. Sorry, if I was being stalked and forced to hide off the grid, then I would be taking people out left and right. Well, if I knew they were the ones after me.

I loved Luc and Megan together. Yes, they got off to a bad start. He was ready to throw her out. Then bad things started to happen and Luc decided that he needed to help her. Didn’t give Megan a say in it either. Took her off-grid to protect her. He was always with her. Be it in her ear while she worked as a cleaner at the business where the nanotechnology was being produced or protecting her from a wolf (among other things). Megan, who was a veterinarian, used her medical training to patch up Luc, his brothers, a wolf and the dogs. I wasn’t surprised when the sexual tension bubbled over. I was expecting it earlier. I loved that even though they were having sex. the tension was still there. There are so many times that I have read a book where it goes away after they do it.

I loved the relationship that Luc had with his brothers. They had his back no matter what. They didn’t hesitate to help him when he explained what was going on. My heart broke when his brother was infected with the nanites. Luc’s feelings of rage and helplessness came off the pages. Which is why I didn’t understand why he didn’t do that scientist in when he had the chance.

The storyline with the nanotechnology was scary. I had chills going up my spine because of how realistic it was. Not to sound like a nutter (because I am not) but I could see something like this popping up in the news. I could see nanotechnology being developed and abused like it was in the book.

The end of the book was great. The author did a great job of wrapping almost everything up. She did leave some storylines unfinished so I am hoping that means that there will be a book 4!!

What I liked about Inconclusive Evidence:

A) A line drawn between romance and thriller. No overlapping when not needed.

B) The characters

C) The nanotechnology storyline

What I disliked about Inconclusive Evidence:

A) The bad guys

B) What was done to the wolf

C) Not taking care of that scientist when Megan and Luc had the chance

I would give Inconclusive Evidence an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would suggest the no one under the age of 21 read this book.

There are no trigger warnings in Inconclusive Evidence.

I would reread Inconclusive Evidence. I would also recommend this book to family and friends.

I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read and review Inconclusive Evidence.

All opinions stated in this review of Inconclusive Evidence are mine.

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
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2,275 reviews36 followers
March 26, 2018
Each book by this author brings yet another dimension to the table and I find myself becoming an even bigger fan.
I find the mystery element of the books is liberally interspersed with romance, so neither seems to take precedence, they both share the limelight and that suits me right down to the ground.
Megan is laying low, doing what she can to protect herself just long enough to find out what exactly she has gotten caught up in.
Following the death of her best friend Jackie, an investigative journalist, Megan is knee deep in a mystery that she really has no place or desire being in but that doesn’t mean that she is ready to walk away, far from it. She knows that the information contained in the papers that she has in her possession is enough to reap havoc on a group of people who are willing to stop at nothing to prevent the fact that they have been illegally carrying out experiments on not only animals but humans from becoming headline news.
The only question was would Megan be the woman to bring their empire crashing down around them or would she be yet another in their extensive list of victims?
So what about the romance I hear you cry, well you won't be disappointed.
Lucas is recovering from a gunshot wound and enjoying the peace and quiet that his cabin brings, life as a cop is tough but after the death of his partner and his own close call he has no time nor inclination to play nice with others, he needs time to get his head on straight and recuperate.
Megan, of course, is trying to keep her head below the radar and hiding out in the woods seemed like as good a place as any to carry that out, little did she know that her elected hideaway was going to have an additional occupant…other than her and her dog that is. Lucas really didn’t want anything to do with Megan (or her dog) and he was far from affable and not averse to making sure that she knew of his displeasure.
I think the depth of detail that the author imparted was exquisite, I thought at times a thesaurus may be required but I needn’t have worried because no matter how complex, the author had my back, and boy did I need her!
I could never have anticipated just how apprehensive I would feel as the story unfold, I was aghast with the drama and the intensity of the medical drama that unfolded… if you haven’t guessed already, I thought the book was sensational.
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1,932 reviews46 followers
March 27, 2018
4.5 Stars

Inconclusive Evidence is the third book in the McAllister Justice series. It can be read a standalone novel. If you didn’t read the previous books then you will be meeting the characters from those books. If you did read the books then you will get to see them again. Yay.

One day Megan was just a veterinarian and the next she was on the run because of package. A package full of secrets. A package full of studies. A package that could either get her killed or save millions. She needed to be secluded to go through it all and stay out of sight. That was the plan anyway until he showed up. A grizzly of a man. Lucas McAllister.

Lucas just wanted to be alone with a cold beer. After being injured and losing his partner in a shootout, he just wanted to relax. What he didn’t plan on was having a houseguest in a home that he rented. A beautiful woman with a fur baby that would kill to protect her. He didn’t know what she was doing there but once he found out, he was in. He was on leave until further notice so was ready. He didn’t know the whole story but he knew enough.

Megan didn’t want anyone else to be involved but Lucas was a stubborn ass. And so were his brothers and their kickass ladies. They were in it. To figure out who the bastards were who were planning on using chips to control both people and animals. Will they find out in time?

I can’t get into the story too much without spoilers. I will say that I enjoyed the characters and their banter. The story is intriguing and suspenseful. The only reason I am giving it a 4.5 instead of a 5 is because I wanted more of the romance between Lucas and Megan. I didn’t need more sexy scenes but more development between them.

Overall...this series always make me think. I can tell Reily does her research. It’s definitely different and interesting. It was fun catching up with the previous characters and looking forward to more of the series.


He’s not part of the conspiracy, but he’s just as dangerous.

“Nice boxers. Cartoon characters don’t seem like your style.” After an amused snort, she added, “You’re a walking contradiction.”

“C’mon inside. We’ll enter the fifth dimension.” Luc pivoted to hold the front door open.

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Author 58 books92 followers
March 26, 2018
Nothing is simple about this story.
Megan’s friend, Jackie, a reporter who seeks the truth, dies while trying to unravel a technological conspiracy beyond belief. When Megan learns of her death, she goes to mourn with her white shepherd in the mountains. Before she died, Jackie had sent her research on quantum tunneling microscopic findings, nanotechnology and self-dissolving microchips. Megan quickly realizes that new progress in this technological area is why her friend was killed and could be the death of Megan as well.
An angry fellow shows up at her rented cottage in short order. His banging and threats frighten her enough that she, as a vet, shoots him with a tranquilizer. And thus, begins what will eventually be a fabulous love story that weaves through this diabolically complex story. The reason I call it complex is because ANYONE can become homicidal if injected with the nanites that can take control of your mind and body. Thus, good people can and do go bad in this story, which left me wondering if anyone would survive this.
Fortunately, Megan is not alone. The angry man she tranquilizes turns out to have a large family, and once he gets over being shot with a tranquilizer, they begin to trust one another.
If you like high tech, realistic adventures of the deadly kind, great characters, and a fast-paced story, you’ll be in doggie heaven with this one.
7,681 reviews100 followers
August 14, 2021
Another great read by Reily Garrett who once again brings strong characters and weaves an exciting mystery that grabbed me from page one. She brings suspense and tension along with the twists and turns and had me glued to the pages right to the end. It's well written with vividly painted scenes and is a terrific read.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
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1,864 reviews49 followers
June 28, 2018
Inconclusive Evidence - McAllister Justice bk 3 - Written by Reily Garrett
From a Veterinary clinic to fighting for her life and world around her!

Braiding nanotechnology and medicine equals magic to the psychopathic mind. Megan has achieved her dream of opening a veterinary practice when she receives a mysterious package with a dire warning from a college roommate turned investigative reporter. Entering a world of advanced surgical techniques, polymer microchips, and nanotechnology, she discovers twisted minds merging the latest science with progressive surgical procedures in a bid for power and wealth. Lucas faces the biggest upheaval of his life. From chick magnet to wounded cop wasn’t a fall he’d foreseen. Now facing a forced retirement, he returns home to find a gun-toting enigma with multiple IDs deciphering reams of technical, medical jargon embroiled in a plot destined to alter mankind’s path. Stalkers and assassins draft reality checks that test Luc’s skill and endurance in keeping Megan and her furball alive while the McAllister brothers unite to thwart a bi-coastal conspiracy.

What did I like? Well, here is my boys again, the McAllister brothers… hot and lovable! Enter Megan doing what I always wanted to be, an animal vet. Bringing her furball with her in a fight for her life and the whole world as we know it.

What will you like? A romantic thriller, that is non stop action with the hottest guys in town! This is a well-researched action-packed storyline with remarkable characters that will leave you begging for more. Again, here is another great book that caused me to lose more sleep. Could not put it down for all the action that was happening. The technology was so realistic that it will stop your heart, wondering if we have such things in the works right now in our time. The way the brothers work together and protect all that is theirs, even to outsiders that they adopt is incredible. The romance is so thoughtful and romantic all throughout the whole story with the other boys bringing their significant others into the mix. I loved all the action with the dogs and the parts that they played in the storyline. Awesome is the only word that I can think of to describe this book. Highly recommend the whole series to all! I received this from the author for an honest review with no other compensation.
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Author 2 books25 followers
March 17, 2018
I received an Advanced Release Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I first came across Reily Garrett's writing when I found Tender Echoes, the prequel to Digital Velocity. Garrett's writing just drew me in, so when the opportunity to review Inconclusive Evidence coincided with an opening in my schedule, I couldn't resist. An added bonus is the fact that each book in the McAllister series is a stand alone is great for a new readers just finding the series, or a reader reading out of order.

I give Inconclusive Evidence five stars based on the following criteria

1- worth the money spent- it is currently $0.99 on pre-order and you will not be disappointed.

2- memorable characters- the McAllister brothers and their counterparts are well written characters that will stick with you.

3- the author did her research- this is a great one. You can definitely tell Garrett studied up on "quantum tunneling microscopic findings, nanotechnology, and self-dissolving microchips".

4- seemless writing- there was great flow to the story as is was woven seamlessly together.

5- page turner- the writing, flow, and characters all work together to form a great page turner.
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2,695 reviews58 followers
March 10, 2018
Animal vet Megan Chauner is in hiding with her beloved dog. Her best friend was an investigative journalist , who is just one of many people murdered because of the papers Megan now has. Those papers are just part of the proof that a team of unscrupulous people have been carrying out illegal and dangerous experiments on animals and humans. Megan now has to discover exactly what's happening, and live long enough to try and put a stop to it.

Lucas McAllister is recovering from a bullet wound that he received when his partner was killed. They were both working undercover for the drug squad.

The last thing he wants is for his peaceful hideaway cabin to have a crazy woman and her vicious dog invading it. His guilt at his partners death and the pain from his injury make him more that a little grumpy.

This is a very exciting romantic suspense with a storyline that's all the more scary because of how realistic it is. Medical science is just as scary as science fiction. Which is this? You decide.

I was dragged into this story from the first to the last page.

All the characters are marvellous, even the furry ones. I have read the previous books from this series involving McAllister family, and each one is great. You can read them each as a stand alone.

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Author 51 books1,888 followers
April 26, 2018
Best of the series thus far

Bicoastal author Reily Garrett has been employed as an ICU nurse, a private investigator, and in the military police – all of which supplies her with the intricate and detailed knowledge from which she forges her books. She addresses issues such as man's cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture, having witnessed the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knife point for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason- all leaving an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. On the other side other spectrum of experiences she has observed a woman stopping her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie - life's diversities observed by Reily are endless.

The infectious flavor of Reily’s writing hits us as she opens her story with the following Prologue– ‘Jackie Milburn didn’t do fear. The late-night walk to her car had never provoked an accelerated heart rate. Tonight, however, a bone-deep foreboding arose from vestiges of instinctual awareness, all merging to question her mission’s strategy. If she failed, millions would suffer and life as anyone knew it, would end. Indistinct shadows granted a cozy ambience where she often lurked, but dingy light filtering through overhead branches mocked her bravado. Shadow limbs shook with laughter as Fate’s sense of humor conspired with nature to saturate creation’s mindset with malice. Regardless of destiny’s intentions, she squared her shoulders while scanning the deserted parking lot, alert to any threat. A sense of relief had washed through her after depositing the damning evidence in the USPS blue box. The evil [ones] would never expect an investigative reporter to mail the sophisticated mechanisms across country. Precautions taken with the dispatch ensured no one could trace the recipient. Always have a backup plan. This was the biggest scoop of her career and would spotlight one of Delaware’s billion-dollar companies as a collection of hi-tech, sociopathic thugs. It wouldn’t take CSV Pharmaceuticals long to discover crucial evidence missing and ferret out their traitor. As corporations went, they were as paranoid as any. She prayed Dr. Sorenson made it out of the country alive, and not as shark chum. Paranoia had compelled her to refuse him the number to her newest burner phone. Intuition saw the last one tossed in the Willamette River after tapping out a quick message to her old college roommate. Jackie survived by instincts and prayed they would serve her well—one more time.’

This is a mystery thriller romance and is well outlined as follows – ‘Braiding nanotechnology and medicine equals magic to the psychopathic mind. Megan Chauner has achieved her dream of opening a veterinary practice when she receives a mysterious package with a dire warning from a college roommate turned investigative reporter. Entering a world of advanced surgical techniques, polymer microchips, and nanotechnology, she discovers twisted minds merging the latest science with progressive surgical procedures in a bid for power and wealth. Lucas McAllister faces the biggest upheaval of his life. From chick magnet to wounded cop wasn’t a fall he’d foreseen. Now facing a forced retirement, he returns home to find a gun-toting enigma with multiple IDs deciphering reams of technical, medical jargon and embroiled in a plot destined to alter mankind’s path. Stalkers and assassins draft reality checks that test Luc’s skill and endurance in keeping Megan and her furball alive while the McAllister brothers unite to thwart a bi-coastal conspiracy.’

Terrific novel from a writer of immense skill. Another winner from Reily Garrett!
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2,202 reviews22 followers
June 3, 2018
Inconclusive Evidence will grab you from the first page and send you on a wild ride into the world of an evil megalomaniac. He uses ClickChip and CSV Pharmaceuticals as a cover to infect innocent humans and animals with their nanotechnology of quantum tunneling microscopic findings and self-dissolving microchips.
Lucas is a lost soul trying to figure out his future since he was injured in an ambush that killed his partner. The guilt weighs heavy on his heart as he tries to uncover what really happened and who was behind the ambush.
Megan is a strong and feisty veterinarian who has become a target since receiving critical information about the nanotechnology cover up from her deceased friend. Her only friend and trusted companion is her dog Leyna.
Megan, Lucas and his family go on a journey to unravel the technology conspiracy that could cost them their lives or even be infected themselves.
Reily Garrett has a unique style of writing.
Her creative imagination and talents are incredible. She spins an intricate web of mystery, suspense and intrigue with a touch of romance that keeps you flipping the pages craving more. You will not be disappointed with her books.
I love the bond between the McAllister brothers and their family. The support they give one another. The banter between the brothers is hilarious.
I also enjoyed the little furface companions. Lovable. Protecting their masters at any cost.
I would strongly recommend her books.
74 reviews2 followers
April 4, 2018
The author doesn't disappoint with frightening open scenes of capture impending torture and a desperate attempt of escape. Jackie has a plan.
Her best friend Megan, a veterinarian wanting to open her own practice is the only one Jackie trusts. The information sent to her from Jackie sets the mystery opf crimes against humanity to be solved. The operation base in a secluded cabin . The author is brilliant in creating a powerful story line full of intrigue, suspense and determination. And of course, the McAllister siblings - 5 McAllister brothers, and one sister join the mystery as only these siblings can. All of them law enforcement in various capacity.. The author is so skilled in creating their sibling rivalry, humor and loyalty. Lucas, still recovering from his bullet shot wound and his long time partners demise from their last crime mystery is at the forefront with Megan as they try to unravel some horrible truths and life threatening crimes. I am once against thrilled in reading this book by the author's ability to make me feel part of the story as one of the people trying to solve the mystery, . one of the people at risk of being killed. And once again the sexual tension this writer is able to develop is like none I have ever read in any other book at any time. It is absolutely amazing and when Lucas and Megan finally do share their physical intimacy the author does not disappoint. It is so powerful, erotic and so well-written that it took my breath away. This book is not for the faint of heart or the squeamish. The lengths they go to so to solve the crimes against humanity and see justice served has no limits. A tense nail biter!
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Author 24 books76 followers
May 8, 2018
The author requested an honest review and this is what I'm offering. This is the third in the McAllister Justice series, in which we begin with a death of an investigative reporter that remains unexplained until after the friend of the person who dies so mysteriously, Megan Chauner, uses her veterinary knowledge and an inquiring mind after she receives a package that implies something sinister is going on.

Before doing so, however, she has the first of several frights when Lucas McAllister, one of the McAllister brothers, breaks into the cabin Megan is hiding in. He claims it's his; she is certain he's out to kill her. What he ends up killing is her resistance to a handsome man whose goal becomes keeping her alive, even as he helps to uncover what she suspects is a plan to use nanotechnology to control unsuspecting individuals, including a congressional representative and various law enforcement officials.

Throughout the story, numerous challenges force Megan and Lucas to use their respective skills--along with a great deal of luck--to stay alive as they systematically uncover the plot, who's in charge, and how to stop them. The final crisis is not without its own angst, but all's well that ends well, though I had my doubts several times. If you're looking for a thriller with a touch of romance, this book may be what you're seeking.
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11.4k reviews150 followers
April 3, 2018
HOLY EXCITING RIDE BATMAN! I finished Inconclusive Evidence earlier today, and had to go to the doctor right after, and low & behold, my heart rate was still up because this story was action packed! I've read all the McAllister Brother's stories since the beginning, and with each new one, the brilliant Reily Garrett has upped the ante, and this one BLEW MY MIND! Blew it so much, I can honestly say that I couldn't write any sort of description even if I wanted to. Let's just say that the twists & turns were INSANE with all of the cover ups having to do with all kinds of neuro science stuff. So my f-bomb button was stuck to just straight up dropping them everywhere throughout! I LOVED Luc & Megan together, especially with their first meeting which cracked me up! Would love to say that their chemistry couldn't be denied, but it's hard to light the sheets up when madmen are constantly after you, however, somehow they did give me a moment or two of sexy times! And my favorite part was all of the secondaries coming from the previous books, plus a new canine to make me laugh at times, and they all worked so well together! I hope there is more to this highly addictive series, as I CANNOT GET ENOUGH! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this heart pounding experience to ALL!
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492 reviews8 followers
April 2, 2018
Reily Garrett continues here McAllister Justice series with a most interesting science/medicine twist. The author writes a very readable mystery, but this third volume has incorporated some cautiously possible nefarious application of cutting-edge nanotechnology, on both animal experimental subjects and unknowing human beings. As other reviewers have noted, the plot moves quickly, the action is fast-paced - a real page turner. The book starts with some very unique action that draws the reader in immediately. The author does weave enough romance between the pages to make it attractive to wife also.
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March 27, 2018
Inconclusive Evidence is a romantic suspense novel, book #3 of the McAllister Justice series.

It begins with an investigative reporter mailing incriminating evidence to a friend for safety. When Megan Chauner opens the package, she finds that it contains evidence of illegal nanotechnology experiments on humans. She realises that if she’s been sent this her friend is in danger, and she, too, might not be safe. See here for full review https://wp.me/p2Eu3u-bdf
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198 reviews3 followers
March 29, 2018
I really enjoyed reading Inconclusive Evidence. This is my first book by this author. It won't be my last. I didn't realize when I started reading that it was the third in a series. Thank Goodness it can be a standalone! I loved the characters. The story was well written and had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the suspense/mystery of the story. I can't wait to go back and read the other books! Reily Garrett definitely has a new fan!
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226 reviews
November 25, 2019
Reily does such a great job of giving us everything - mystery, suspense, humor and some sexy ;) I didn't want to put this book down because of all that was going on and I didn't want to be left hanging, but life gets in the way...Fate is a wonderful thing :) bringing Megan and Luc together to save everyone from a total takeover in the most interesting way. I now need to read the rest of the series! I received this ARC for an honest rating and review.
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846 reviews32 followers
June 26, 2018
I should have known better when I saw this blurb on the front cover of Inconclusive Evidence by Reily Garret: “A Romantic Thriller.” Somehow, the written invitational summary of the book convinced me this novel would focus on a legal thriller theme and there would be non-subtle hints of a romantic situation along the way. In fact, there is little of a legal thriller in this novel. Instead there many unrealistic coincidental situations disguised behind supposedly possible scientific description set in an overplayed almost sexual romantic non-thriller.

The contextual dialogue between Luc and Megan is supposed to be humorous and it is. But it is not logical in that occurs in an environment when the two of them are members of a small group that is out to save the world from domination by a couple of bad guys. Said bad guys are out to kill everyone opposing them and seem to have extraordinary powers to hunt, find, and kill all opponents. Luc, the true owner of a remote cabin in the woods, unintentionally attacks Megan, a highly intelligent veterinarian on vacation in a house she unknowingly illegally rented from a fraudulent owner. To be fair, Megan provoked the attack when she did not know Luc was the actual owner. She thought Luc was part of a group that had killed Jackie, her BFF. She learned of Jackie’s death at the secret, remote cabin she had rented while she was watching a CNN report of her friend’s death. She had rented the cabin after spending great effort to erase her presence from all social media and the digital world. Her examination of encrypted documents and comparison of data with events publicly reported convinced her there was a conspiracy she had to bring to the attention of authorities to save the world and solve the mystery of her friend’s murder.

Jackie, Megan’s best friend had been murdered. A research scientist on the project described by papers in Megan’s possession had been murdered. Homeless people in the Portland area had committed unprovoked acts of violence leading to their deaths. Megan believed they had been murdered. It was a logical leap of faith to believe that a plan for world domination was afoot and Megan was not sure how to deal with it. Luckily for her, she was able to shoot intruder Luc who had returned to his home earlier than planned and found squatter/renter Megan. Again, luckily for her (and Luc), she had only shot him with a tranquilizer gun, a normal sidearm for any self-respecting veterinarian. As a trained doctor, she was able to repair her damage to Luc. Out of compassion and remorse for damaging a fellow human being, she finds herself engaging in brilliant repartee full of sexual innuendo while discovering, ever luckily, that Luc has a large family living nearby with a great array of characters, all of whom have some connection to law enforcement. And a sister-in-law who is a computer hacker. One must be present in every mystery novel to reveal information that technologically unenlightened mortals could not possibly have access to. Brother Billy is an explosives expert. More good luck.

I do not know whether feminists will enjoy Megan’s use of feminine charms to get out of dangerous situations. The same group might enjoy Luc’s frequently displayed culinary knowledge at world master-chef level as he cooks for Megan when she returns to the cabin after a hard day of undercover operations. Luc cooks while Megan schools him in “cognitive functioning, learning, memory, and information processing.” (p.110).

Take that, oppressive patriarchal society!

Lexi, the computer nerd and married to Luc’s brother Ethan, owns a dog. Matt, Luc’s brother has a dog. Megan, main hero has a dog and is a veterinarian. How serendipitous!

What is this novel’s genre? It could be a medical thriller. It is a mystery. There is a crime. Action sequences are good. The confluence of coincidences makes it fantasy. The story is pleasant and without any depth requiring thought. It is a comfortable, time-consuming read. As to the romance element: at times it is cloying and syrupy. Most times it is unrealistic in that romantic elements occur on the cusp of life-threatening moments.

What about sex scenes? There is only one and it has what was for me one of the most ridiculous descriptions of a sex act; one I hope none of my partners ever uses to describe me.

“He was infinite, universal, and omnipresent with his knowing fingers and unique skill set.” (p. 252). Skill Set. Really??

Having criticized this novel in my indirect way, possibly because it is well out of my normal genre, I must admit it is a well-told story with only one typo. A “censor” (p. 121) is not used to “sense” intruders. Putting that aside, I gave this story three amazon stars. It has twenty-four Amazon reviews in either the four or five-star ratings. In checking my purchase history, Amazon shows I bought the novel on 01 June 2018 for USD 0.99. As of the date of this review, it sells for USD 3.99 so the author must be doing something to impress readers. It is also free on Kindle Unlimited.
159 reviews1 follower
June 21, 2019
~Sci-Fi – McAllisters - Mystery
~First, I’ll state that I received this book as a gift from the author to read and review.
~This one was a bit different from the rest of the series that I have read so far…and it was quite enjoyable and worth reading. It does have that “edge-of-the-seat” quality to it.
~In real life there are scientific breakthroughs that give rise to certain concerns. I am not a conspiracy theorist, and I don’t think that Big Brother is watching our every move…however, it is interesting to note how advertising is targeted to one’s computer and social media accounts! I am not going to have a chip inserted in my hand to allow me easy access to the company door locks and vending machines…this technology does exist.
~And this is exactly what this book is based on…a fledgling technology that does exist and, in the wrong hands, could create a real nightmare.
~The McAllister family is thrown into the middle of the fray by a series of events. And once the bad guys hurt one of the family, they have to deal with a united force of the entire family. A new character, Megan, was introduced to the readers. She offers a new and different perspective to the family…unlike the others, she does not come from a law enforcement or criminal (Lexi with her white hat hacking) background. With the introduction of Lucas to Megan, he has met his match. A veterinarian and not prone to violence…she does not hesitate to defend herself and in the process proves quite capable with a tranquilizer gun.
~It was a good twist to see one of the clan, Lucas, not quite up to full speed, somewhat vulnerable…and how he pulls his own weight, yet is taken care of care of by other family members.
~Because of the science-fiction bend to the story, there was a fair amount of high-tech jargon. The author, Reily Garrett, did a good job of having Megan explaining it to, first Lucas, then to the others. This was a good technique to get the medical and science concept across to the readers.
~Not your typical murder mystery…though there was a pretty high body count by the last chapter…there was a high level of deception, intrigue, and plenty of action. There was a romantic element also…between Lucas and Megan which did not overpower the story.
~I would definitely recommend reading this book.
4,989 reviews24 followers
August 26, 2021
Our heroine is hiding out in the woods after her friend was killed, but she has inadvertently trespassed on our hero's turf. Missteps lead to a common cause and perhaps much more.

This is book three of the series, but it does just fine as a standalone. There are some references to characters from the previous book, but nothing essential to this plot.

This is a romantic suspense story with a heavy accent on the suspense and thriller aspects. The romance sort of occurs naturally as a byproduct, which works perfectly for me. The story is well written, but not always easy to read as there is a lot going on. The plot also takes several turns that keeps the reader guessing and certainly kept me turning pages. Along the way, we get to know our hero and heroine very well and they turn out to have excellent chemistry. I really enjoyed how this entire thing developed and I definitely am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Highly recommended

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout for review purposes
1,408 reviews
August 4, 2021
In true Reily Garrett fashion this is a fast paced book based on a premise that is all too believable and abhorrent. Nanotechnology has been around for some time and it’s use for nefarious means is all too likely. This story takes it to a level that is so frightening and causes more mayhem than any gunfight or drug problem. Megan is one strong character and Luc and she make a perfect couple. That the McAllister family band together to fight evil is a constant in Rely Garrett stories, but it never gets old, there is always a fresh perspective and a different focus although without Lexi I am not sure they would be nearly as successful. A great book that is full of excitement and will keep you guessing to the very end.
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612 reviews2 followers
August 4, 2021
Fast paced action packed continuation of the McAllister series. Lucas is being medically retired from the police force after being injured in an incident that resulted in the death of his partner. Megan receives a package from her best friend Jackie, full of medical experimental data just before Jackie is murdered. Lucas and Megan end up renting the same property and get embroiled in dealing with the fallout from Jackie's data. Great romantic suspense.

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4,714 reviews30 followers
August 16, 2021
Megan finds herself holding onto all too much information from a close friend who was in dire jeopardy

Science fiction type nano technology spooky stuff that should not exist, let alone be used on unwilling persons

MacAllister. connections meet crazy technology and people in need - a literally explosive combination

action, thriller, drama, romance and family

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3,234 reviews16 followers
August 26, 2021
This book is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone book. Action, adventure, suspense and intrigue fill the pages making it hard to stop reading at times. The characters are strong, well developed and easy to get to know. If you love a good action, adventure romantic suspense, you don't want to miss out on this one.

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1,677 reviews14 followers
December 2, 2021
This is the 3rd book in book in The McAllister Justice Series and is a great addition to the series. This book can be read as a stand alone but I recommend that you read the whole series, you won’t be disappointed! There is danger, suspense, romance, and strong characters, everything to keep your interest. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

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2,254 reviews47 followers
August 5, 2021
An exciting page turner. Creepy activity in the pharmaceutical world. The McAllister family is once again put into harrowing situations. The dogs add heart and action. One of the brothers finds his forever woman in a most unusual way. Clever tale that has some surprises and nail-biting moments. Thanks to the author for providing a copy via Booksprout.
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