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End Game

(Capital Intrigue #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  128 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,
Paperback, 320 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
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
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
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,
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 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
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
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
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 ...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
Denise Hershberger
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
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 ...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
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.
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
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This new Capitol Intrigue series, featuring agents from several government and military investigative agencies, is off to a good start. As a romantic suspense, there is a good balance of character development and plot movement. The plot is not full of suspense. There are suspenseful scenes but the majority of the plot is the methodical investigation of murders. The novel follows several of the investigators and the point of view shifts many times. While not confusing in this book, that technique ...more
Vera Godley
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
As this story begins, there are three young women who were friends in law school but who all pursued different careers. Bailey Ryan the heroin of this book took her law degree and became a FBI Special Agent. Knowing the law facilitates her abilities to handle cases that come her way.

While investigating the murder of a highly trained American military person, Bailey meets NCIS Special Agent Marco who is handling the NCIS aspect of this crime.

Multiple policing agencies are involved in this
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
Amanda Tero
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book, but it just wasn’t for me. I love Christian suspense and have enjoyed some of Rachel Dylan’s books, but this was missing a few pieces for my full enjoyment.

But first… I did like the actual mystery. I couldn’t exactly untangle it myself, so I liked that. Also, the author didn’t end it like she has concluded several of her other books, so I enjoyed the variance there. The different layers of who-did-what were very intriguing and I liked watching everything
A. H.  Joy
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am always excited to see a new book release in Christian fiction, especially when romance is involved. I'm thrilled to see Christian authors write on romance and action, and when I say this book, I couldn't wait to read it. And I'm stoked to see so many positive reviews on this novel, but, sadly, mine is not to be among them.

I wanted to love this book! I have never read Rachel Dylan before, but I was excited to check out her work and to read END GAME. While I think the plot of this novel is
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! I just finished this awesome novel!
Dylan has done an amazing job in bringing FBI, NCIS,and CIA together for a bang up job in a crime sovling adventure. It was full of twists and turns with just the right amount of of faith and romance added in.
I felt like I was watching a couple of my favorite shows on TV.
While I couldn't connect to the characters Bailey and Marco made a great team. I loved Izzy and Joe too.
Dylan has done a wonderful job of pairing off these team members.
Amber Delaina
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
My first read by Rachel Dylan and it did not disappoint!

This was paced differently than other suspense books I’ve read due to there not being as much action, but it worked for the story perfectly. Rachel Dylan’s attention to detail and the way she expertly plotted the military and government aspects of the story made it very intriguing to read.

There are four POV’s, which added something special to the story. With each POV you get a different view on what is happening, which made each one
Michelle Kidwell
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
End Game
by Rachel Dylan
Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers

Pub Date 07 Jan 2020

I am reviewing a copy of End Game through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

Those who are fans of the television series N.C.I.S, will love the End Game!

After the murder of some elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington D.C, F.B.I Special Agent Bailey Ryan and N.C.I.S Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together in order to bring the killer, or killers to justice. The
Best In Suspense - Kelly Underwood
End Game gives readers a fast-paced suspense-filled novel. FBI Agent Bailey Ryan is forced to team up with NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini to solve some inter-related murders, one of them a Navy Seal. The more Bailey investigates, the more she finds herself with a target on her back.

If you are a fan of FBI, CIA, and all of the other alphabet organizations, this novel brings several government agencies together to solve the crimes. Watching Bailey and Marco interact from rival agencies adds
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Dylan is quickly becoming another of my go-to authors when I want to read a good action-packed suspense novel. End Game affirmed my choice with its nonstop action and lots of twists and surprises along the way.

I loved how Dylan portrayed the members of various agencies and how well they all worked together – both men and women with no one-upping between the agencies. These agents were shown to be dedicated to their jobs, with integrity and determination to solve the murders as quickly as
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The most recent release from Rachel Dylan is an exciting, seat-of-your-pants military suspense novel that hooks the reader from the first word. Set in Washington DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini are in a race to find out who is murdering elite members of the military.

In their crosshairs is a Navy Seal sniper, but something isn’t quite right. Bailey can’t believe it is something the Seal would do alone, and as she digs a strategically, well-hidden trail
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is quite a ride so hang on to your seat!

It’s got a great plot that keeps the reader engaged to the last page. There are a lot of characters in this book, but the author did a great job of giving just enough suspense to be engaged...but not so much that you end up totally lost at the end. Yes, that has happened before. The never ending twists and turns are fascinating, and they also make sense. The plot seems a plausible one.

The characters are relatable and well developed. They don’t
End Game is an exciting thrill ride from start to finish. An intriguing conspiracy and possible cover-up made it unputdownable. I was feverishly turning the pages to find out just what exactly was going on. I couldn't read it fast enough. There were lots of twists and turns I didn't see coming. It kinda reminded me of an episode of one of those really good TV crime shows.

There was a full cast of likable characters with Bailey and Marco taking the lead. They were a great pair. So different in
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This fast-paced, intriguing thriller keeps the action going and the guesses coming. Who is really guilty of the murders, and what is the connection to the US military or government? FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini join others in trying to stop the crimes, uncover the connections, and solve the mystery. Will they survive the challenge? Not only did this novel hold my riveted attention, but I learned more about the agencies involved and how things work in ...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 ...more
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