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End Game

(Capital Intrigue #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  485 ratings  ·  213 reviews
When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper whom Bailey refuses to believe is guilty.

When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, in
Paperback, 313 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 2020)
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Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, series
Thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House for an egalley in exchange for an honest review.

A political intrigue that has FBI, NCIS, JAG, and the CIA all working together to solve the violent deaths of several Navy SEALS in the Washington area. At the beginning, it feels like the investigators have their suspect, but it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it seems. There is action, romance, and some wholesome moments as well.

I felt the story was good, but it never really won me completely a
End Game was a fantastic start to Dylan's new series, Capital Intrigue, and I can't wait to read more! The suspense had me hooked and I was intrigued throughout. So many twists and turns!

I loved the characters. They had so much depth. I enjoyed getting to know them more and the romance was nice, as well.

All in all, End Game is my favorite Rachel Dylan book yet! It was difficult to put down and I definitely recommend it to fans of romantic suspense.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations

“The moment their lips touched, it was like the Fourth of July fireworks went off around them.”

End Game, Rachel Dylan’s first installment of her highly anticipated Capital Intrigue series, is a thrilling action-packed romantic suspense novel that keeps readers highly invested in the storyline until the very last page. As a huge fan of Rachel Dylan’s Atlanta Justice series, I was ecstatic to learn that her Capital Intrigue series takes place in Washington,
Captivating writing, vivid description, thrills
with chills creating a completely gripping
riveting storyline with unrelenting twists and
turns to hold both the reader’s and characters
attention until the end game finalizes.
Murder, mayhem, conspiracy, mugging, theft,
terrorist plus political intrigue makes this
page turning thriller.
The main characters are FBI Special Agent
Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco
Agostini. They are well developed, very realistic
characters sharing undeniable chemi
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
End Game reads like my favourite crime-fighting tv show. The focus is entirely on the investigation of a series of murders. Teamwork between agencies, searching through paperwork, interviews and interrogations, going where the evidence leads, it all works together to form a really interesting detective mystery with just a bit of suspense and life-threatening action. Quick dialogue and a great rapport between the large cast of characters involved in solving the crimes makes End Game a captivating ...more
Nice start to an intriguing series set in the nation’s capital! The author had me guessing throughout the entire book regarding who was behind the murders and what appeared to be a cover up conspiracy.

I enjoyed meeting new characters and watching as the team worked to uncover clues in their investigation. There was a light romantic thread between the main characters, Bailey and Marco, plus a couple of the side characters had potential relationships that added interest to the overall story. I enj
Wowza, this book was one wild ride. I literally could not put it down even if I tried. I was so engrossed in this fast paced book, that I flew through it. This was my first Rachel Dylan book and it will definitely not be my last.

I have grown to love suspense books over the past year and this one was definitely up there. The characters, plot, mystery/suspense, and just the overall story had me so on board that I fell in love. Can I just say that I need Izzy and Aidan to get their own book? Pleas
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
If you’re a fan of acronym-based legal, military or crime shows, turn off your television sets and read a copy of End Game by Rachel Dylan!

You guys – this book was so good! End Game was well-paced and had many layers to the story. It was thoroughly entertaining!

I enjoyed the characters so, so much! I seriously hope we see everyone as the series continues because I cannot decide who I would miss not seeing again!

This was my first time reading anything by Rachel Dylan and it did not disappoint!
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
"These people are willing to kill to protect their secrets."

One by one, members of the most highly trained branches of the US military are being murdered in cold blood; not to mention that one of their own is the prime suspect, although the Navy SEAL vehemently insists upon his innocence. When NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini and FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan form an investigative team to track down the killer or killers, the clues they unearth multiply into questions that quickly spiral out of
Filled with fast-paced action that kept me riveted from start to finish, I found this debut book in Dylan's Capital Intrigue series fascinating. Set in Washington DC and vicinity, this book brings you into the heart of both military and civilian justice and spy agencies. Bailey Ryan is an FBI agent; and when a series of murders take place that appear to have a connection and two of the murder victims are specially trained military personnel, she finds herself working with Marco Agostini from the ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elite members of the US military are being murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, and all the evidence points to a Navy SEAL, but things aren't adding up. FBI Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Agent Marco Agostini are in a race against time to expose the true culprits behind the heinous crimes in this Washington cover-up.

A fast paced read filled with non-stop action, bringing together the best of the best to bring a killer to justice. Multiple people from various branches and agencies team up to fi
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
End Game is a very intriguing book. It has suspense/mystery/romance. There are so many layers to this story that it is fascinating to read.

I love a good suspense book. The characters are interesting and the plot while intricate, flows really well. This is the first book that I have read of Rachel Dylan and I don't plan on it being the last. She really has a way with words and knows how to pull her reader in.

The characters in this book come from different departments of law-enforcement. It was i
What a fantastic start to a new series! Rachel Dylan kicks it up another notch with End Game, where action and adrenaline flow rapidly as an FBI agent and a NCIS specialist unravel a tightly woven conspiracy that becomes murderous. The plot is detailed and well-constructed with interesting twists and turns and how it all came together at the end was really fascinating. The storyline is easy to follow and each event had me turning the pages a little faster to try to figure out what really happene ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an introduction to Rachel's new series! This book had lots of surprises in store and the mystery was fantastic. I really liked the NCIS part of the story and Marco was a great NCIS agent. I actually really liked all the characters. Rachel built a great team of people for this story and I look forward to seeing more of all of them, Izzy was a particular favorite of mine and I loved the father/daughter connection she made with Jay and the surprises that resulted from that bond. I have read so ...more
Paula Shreckhise
End Game is the first book in a new series by Rachel Dylan entitled Capital Intrigue. It centers around our nations Capital.
With the alphabet agencies teaming up to solve multiple murders, the clues get more and more confounding. The deeper the agents dig, the more complex and dangerous things become.
I have read several of Ms Dylan’s books and this one is my favorite. It is full of confounding clues and many players but they are not hard to keep straight because each one is unique.
I like that t
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of NCIS. This was a cross between NCIS and FBI Most Wanted. I was kept turning pages all the way through the end. I’m looking forward to the other books in this series.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in order to assist in promoting this book. I was not required to like the book, only give my honest opinion of it. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of NCIS, FBI Most Wanted, Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, Lisa Harris

Rating: 4 stars
Erin Laramore
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This latest romantic suspense thriller from Rachel Dylan is the first in her Capital Intrigue series. In this book, we're introduced to Bailey Ryan, FBI agent, and Marco Agostini of NCIS. When a serial killer strikes and the 2nd victim is a Navy SEAL, the 2 agencies must work together to find the killer. This book had a lot of twists and turns and I had no idea who the killer was until the very end.

As this is a romantic suspense, we see a romance begin to bud between Baily and Marco. While I pr
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Enjoyable suspense novel by a new to me author. Liked that it was set in DC with characters employed by the CIA, NCIS, FBI, etc.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Sometimes, a reader doesn't connect with an author's writing style. It's not the reader's fault, and it's not the author's just IS. And that's what's happened here. The way that Dylan writes just didn't connect with me.

Certain aspects of the story bothered me, as well, and I'm sure these things seem more glaring simply because I wasn't immersed in the novel. The romance between Bailey and Marco moved very quickly, even though I didn't really sense any chemistry between the two. And I
Susan Snodgrass
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
'Even those we believe are heroes can sometimes be villains.'

Rachel Dylan starts a new series with End Game and if the first book is any indication of the caliber of the series, it's going to be awesome! Dylan starts out on the ball and doesn't let up. Readers get to see inside the FBI, CIA and NCIS as events play out that will take you along on a fast and suspenseful ride. Tightly written, with great characters, even secondary ones, this is one book you'll want to read! I loved how she included
Cara Putman
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
With multiple POV characters, the book traces the investigation into an escalating number of murders. Seemingly unconnected, an interagency team is racing to figure it out before others die. Threads of romance and faith fill the pages too. Enjoyable read.
Kelly Bridgewater
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
enjoy a thrilling chase through a suspense novel. I have tried Rachel Dylan before, and I didn't enjoy her novels. But this is a new series, and I thought I would give her another try. Again, I was quite disappointed. The novel begins with three women talking, which I assume are the three heroines in this series. Then readers are taken to a dead body where I meet the hero of the story. The plot instantly jumps into the procedure of finding the killer of the dead body. Interview and then thinkin ...more
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Readers who love watching crime shows will dive into this book and not come up for air until the very end. I really felt as if I was watching one of these shows as I was reading. I followed the story line as the characters described them and lived through them. I was intrigued by the whodunit and why from start to finish. There were tons of twists and turns that I didn't necessarily see coming, and I love the way Dylan can pull that all together. I've been a fan of her books for some time now, a ...more
Jan 03, 2020 added it
I've been reading Dylan's books since she was an indie author and I've loved everything of hers that I've read but unfortunately this one wasn't a new favorite.

I was really overwhelmed with how much dialogue was in this book. For much of the book I felt like an innocent bystander listening in on conversations. On top of that - in-between dialogue I felt like some things were explained multiple times. I just didn't get sucked into the story like I'd hoped to.

I was also overwhelmed by what amounte
Kristine Morgan
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for edge of your seat action and multiple plot twists the Rachel Dylan's End Game is the book for you. Multiple agencies and their agents come together to solve the murder of an elite member of the military and a common laborer. Throw in a bit of romance and it is a story to keep you engaged from beginning to end. End Game moves Rachel Dylan into the realm of authors Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Terri Blackstock. So grab a pot of coffee and cuddle up in your favorite chair ...more
Suzie Waltner
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new year brings a new series from Rachel Dylan, and phew, is there a lot happening in this one!

End Game is an intense read that moves quickly with multiple investigators, suspects, and government and military agencies. But don’t let that deter you because the plot of this book pulled me in from the get-go and kept me guessing until the final pages.

Dylan also left me with an itch to find out more about Bailey’s friends who play significant roles in End Game.

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Maureen Timerman
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
The author begins this book with us wondering what is going on, and when independent government agencies come together, you know this is something big happening here.
When more tragic victims are put down, the team is attacking all different leads to bring down the culprits.
When facts start to be revealed, I wondered if this isn’t a true story, but I sure hope not.
Evil perpetrates more evil here, but we hope justice will prevail, and with the hit squad trying to take out our agents, well, we hop
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Inspirational romantic suspense lovers!
One thing you'll learn in this job is that we see some of the hard truths. The darker side of humanity. And there's one fact we have to come to grips with. Even those we believe are heroes can sometimes be villains.

This was like watching a favorite episode of NCIS for me and I imagined Gibbs voice in my head as things played out on the pages! I really like how Dylan pulls together NCIS, FBI, JAG, Navy SEALS, and Army CID to solve the homicides that take them by surprise and continue to scrambl
Lisa Johnson
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: End Game (Capital Intrigue #1)
Author: Rachel Dylan
Pages: 320
Year: 2020
Publisher: Bethany House
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Rachel Dylan has once again written an engaging, suspense-filled tale that will keep readers enjoying the book until the conclusion. In her newest series, Rachel introduces us to three friends Baily, Layla and Vivian who bonded while attending law school. Each woman has a career that causes her to have secrets from each other, but it doesn’t inhibit their friendship. Th
Sarah Grace Grzy
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rachel Dylan's new series opens with a bang! End Game was a wild ride from page one. I really liked both Bailey and Marco, and their relationship, while slightly adversarial at first, quickly but very realistically morphed into something more. I appreciated how realistic their relationship was. The we-hate-each-other then insta-love relationships in books drive me crazy, but this wasn't that at all. The suspense kept me on my toes throughout the entire book, and I was constantly guessing as to w ...more
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Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation's top law firms. She enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. Rachel writes the Atlanta Justice Series which features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the Atlan ...more

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