End Game (Capital Intrigue Book #1)

End Game (Capital Intrigue Book #1)

by Rachel Dylan

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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, including a link to a powerful defense contractor, they wonder if there's a deeper cover-up at play. Then Bailey is targeted, and it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets.

With the stakes getting higher by the moment in a twisted conspiracy, there's a rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of all of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493422654
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: Capital Intrigue , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 47,036
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Rachel Dylan was a litigator in one of the nation's most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is the author of the Atlanta Justice series and a number of Love Inspired Suspense novels and lives in Michigan with her husband. She is active on social media, and you can visit her website at www.racheldylan.com.
Rachel Dylan (www.racheldylan.com) was a litigator in one of Atlanta's most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is the author of Deadly Proof and four Love Inspired Suspense novels and lives in Michigan with her husband.

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End Game 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Kelly-T 4 months ago
Rachel Dylan has done it again. She has written a book that combines suspense, action and romance masterfully. I felt completely engaged in the book, I loved the characters and was anxiously waiting to see it all tie together in the end, and it did just that. End Game is a book where the person that appears to be guilty, is not guilty and the person that is supposed to be upholding the law is breaking it. It is also a book where two people who have put their career first find themselves falling for the other. I loved Dylan's Atlanta Justice series and this new series has me completely anticipating the next book. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is a book that will appeal to those that love a good drama and those that love a developing romance. I received an ARC of this book and I am delighted to share my feedback.
Nicole_C 4 months ago
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, DC and focuses on three women who became friends at Georgetown Law and found careers in different government agencies. FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini team up to solve the murders of several military men in Washington, DC. When another military member is accused of the crime, suddenly their entire case take a deadly turn and Bailey and Marco must discover the truth before it is too late. In End Game, Rachel Dylan creates another fantastic romantic suspense novel that I could not put down. I personally prefer plenty of romance intertwined with the suspense, and Rachel Dylan balances both elements of the storyline perfectly. She shares the inspirational message of hope for the future and God giving us strength even in our darkest times. I can’t wait to read book 2 in the Capital Intrigue series when Bailey’s friend CIA analyst Layla gets her own story. End Game is highly recommended for readers of romantic suspense, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, Irene Hannon, and Dani Pettrey. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. “She no longer lived in fear of loss but in hope of what was to come.”
Kathae 10 days ago
Those who enjoy investigative suspense will love End Game by Rachel Dylan. Bailey from the FBI is paired with NCIS agent Marco to investigate the murder of a Navy SEAL. The investigation becomes more and more complex, as well as exceedingly dangerous for them, especially for Bailey. When I first met Marco, I didn't think I would like him, but his commitment to doing his work well and his care for and protectiveness of Bailey won me over. Bailey was easy to like. She was down-to-earth, warm, and honest. Both Marco and Bailey were put through faith stretching situations, and they were brave in the face of danger. The secondary characters were likable, and I look forward to reading more about them in subsequent novels in the Capital Intrigue series. A book like this contains a lot of details, as the investigative team conducted interviews and followed leads to crack the case. Readers who enjoy detective work will especially enjoy this novel, which is appropriate for men and women. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
lsnlj 11 days ago
This is book one of the Capital Intrigue series. What a great place to start. This book is full of mystery, Suspense and some romance. If you enjoy FBI, NCIS, CIA type stories you will love this one. We meet many interesting characters, which I am hoping continue in this series. The main focus is on FBI special agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS special agent Marco Agostini. I loved the sparks that flow between the two of them. Bailey and Marco must try to solve the murders of spec ops and civilian alike before anyone else dies. This would make a great movie.
A_N 17 days ago
In Rachel Dylan's upcoming release, End Games, the first book in the Capital Intrigue series she ramps up the suspense, intrigue, and action. The character development and story pace is where Ms. Dylan shows talent and growth as an author. She has created character's with depth and the pace is so good that it compels the reader to keep reading. SEALS, NCIS, DC, and the FBI is the perfect setup for an action packed read! Highly recommended!!! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
SarahGraceGrzy 20 days ago
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 what the outcome would be. My one complaint would be there were a few lines that were somewhat unrealistically dropped. Such as Bailey gets shot in the arm at one point, but then no mention of the injury was made again throughout the book. There were a couple more instances like this as well. All in all, I greatly enjoyed End Game and can't wait to read more in the Capital Intrigue series! Definitely recommend this book if you love a good suspense\mystery! FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
PrincessGlor 21 days ago
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 some of Rachel's Love Inspired books before this but this was my first full length novel of hers. I will be looking up her previous series soon as I totally enjoyed her writing style. It was a quick easy read that held my attention extremely well. Need book two as soon as possible!! I received this book from the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
ShareeS 21 days ago
I am already a huge Rachel Dylan fan, but her latest release, End Game, took her writing to the next level! FBI Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini are a dynamic combination working what starts out to look like multiple serial killer murders. The mystery element was fabulously done with suspects galore. The political intrigue kept the suspense at an all-time high with suspicion on everyone. I loved the incorporation of the different government law enforcement agencies and the romances woven within each of the individual storylines. End Game had me guessing right up to the end. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
JGalaxyChristianBkReviews 22 days ago
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! I’m so glad to have read this book. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this series unfolds! End Game is available NOW – visit www.christianbook.com to purchase yourself a copy. You’ll be glad you did! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
MzKCKitty 22 days ago
FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan is teamed up with NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini to get to the bottom of some high profile murders around Washington, DC. The deeper they get into the investigation, the more dangerous it becomes and the deeper they have to dig into the secrets of the rogue government employees at the bottom of this international scheme. This is a fast paced story that I enjoyed thoroughly. I am always intrigued by the work of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. This book does not disappoint. I highly recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.
trollman 23 days ago
Whoa, I love this intriguing thriller is written and devoured for all the readers that love military and government novels. I love the way author Rachel Dylan weaves in the different agencies and has them work together on the murders. Once they are linked up, the FBI, NCIS and other agencies dive in to try to figure out who the murderer could be. End Game will keep you guessing as you enjoy the personalities that may even remind you of a couple of people on some of the shows like NCIS. Who is responsible for killing an Army Ranger, Navy Seal, and a VIP civilian contractor? Serial killer or no? At first it was a little overwhelming to keep all the characters straight. The writing really is so good and there's a perfect balance of research that has gone into the book so that the technical aspects does not bog the reader down. I love the way the pieces of the puzzle are laid out bit by bit, cleverly bringing the reader into the scenes and story without any whiplash! Definitely would recommend End Game and keep an eye out for more books in the series. This is the first book in Capital Intrigue Series. Thank you To NetGalley, author Rachel Dylan, and publisher Bethany House for this temporary digital copy for me to review and enjoy. As always, my opinions are my own! #EndGame #NetGalley
MaryReader 24 days ago
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 the crazy DC world. The story seems quite realistic, but I hope things like this don’t actually happen (although it sounds like it could be front page news). Pick up this book for an exciting getaway where you can infiltrate the investigation but not get hurt. I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own.
BookwormLisa 24 days ago
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 interesting to see how they all operate separately, but when trying to solve a case, they will cooperate and share information. Each of the characters comes to the book with their own perspective and experience. I enjoyed how it takes a team to make a difference. In this story, they are making a difference for the families who have lost loved ones and to stop killing that may happen. As I stated above, the story is complex and good. The book contains romance, but it is not the focus. The focus is on the investigation and bringing the bad guys to justice. I am excited that this is the first book in a series. I look forward to the next installment. This book contains non-graphic violence and kissing. Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Librarycataloger 27 days ago
I loved the books in Rachel Dylan's Atlanta Justice series because they revealed her knowledge of the law and they also had a core group of characters that were featured in the three books of the series. Dylan now has a new series and this first book is a doozy! End Game is set in Washington, DC and it is filled with intrigue and an inside look at our US government. There are agents from the FBI, NCIS, and several other government agencies who become involved in the murders of several members of the military and the race begins to stop the deadly agenda of the killer (or killers)! Who is behind these murders and is government corruption involved? FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini are the main focus in End Games but they are supported by several friends and it's obvious that future stories in the Capital Intrigue series will focus on some of these friends. This is one reason that I love Dylan's book....they allow us to build relationships with the characters as we continue to read the series. Second reason: Intrigue, action, and suspense. Just when I thought I knew who was behind these deadly acts, another clue would surface. Third reason: Dylan's books are always rich in faith and the act of prayer is always incorporated into the plot. Bailey has a deep faith in God and she talks to Him constantly and it is the Christian witness that she shares that helps to bolster Marco's own belief. And did I mention romance? Bailey and Marco's working relationship deepens into attraction and then into something more; their chemistry is intense but I can always count on Dylan to keep the romance exciting but unobjectionable. I thoroughly enjoyed End Games and I am eager for the next book in the series. If you enjoy romantic suspense and Christian fiction, you definitely want to read this book. It's a keeper! I received a complimentary copy from the author and publisher but there was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts and opinion.
Libbymay117 29 days ago
This was a good one. I finished it yesterday and what to say... I enjoyed it. I really liked the way that there were SO MANY LAYERS to the plot without getting confusing. I was able to follow it all the way through and I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were sweet. I liked Bailey, but she seemed slightly too naive/STUPID for the FBI that she was supposed to be. Stupid stupid. XD But I liked her. She had a good POV for the story to ride on and she had depth and character. Marco, her sidekick (He would kick me in the side if he knew I called him that XD) was good. Although he wasn't my favorite and I wouldn't consider him personal boyfriend material, it's nothing against him. Simply, he came off way too cocky in the first chapter. Way too cocky for me. Even though that did solve itself through the course of the book. Potentially he could have been exactly as cocky but had the scene been from his POV it probably would have been better for me. XD I prefer first person cocky guys. The plotline was very interesting. It wasn't simple but wasn't confusing, as I mentioned before. I had a good time following all their leads. And I think the author did a good job making multiple POV of characters to cover all the bases (I feel like there were an insane amount of goose chases and possibilities and the author did an AMAZING job covering all her bases and tying all her loose ends) I sort of don't understand Izzy's incident with her Sargeant and how that played in with the rest of the plotline, especially since I first thought the Sargent was one of the men that attacked Bailey, but it was never denied but kind of comes off at the end as the fact that he wasn't after all. That had me a tad confused. Content-wise, it was very clean, I was surprised. Considering it was a murder/suspense book, there was so little graphic content, and all in all it was very clean. Romantically, there are a couple of relationships, two or three kisses that are only semi-detailed. There is a discussion of one of the characters having been sexually assaulted, but it's not detailed, didn't go too far, and only a small paragraph or so talks about it. There was no language and no magic content. If you enjoy suspense/murder novels I'd recommend this for ages 16 and over. I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required. :D Thanks Bethany House.
AFuhr 29 days ago
Rachel Dylan is a master at her craft. If you’re looking for a believable and exciting legal thriller, go ahead and buy all of her books RIGHT NOW. Marked by exciting plots and strong female leads, Dylan takes you into a world you’d never know without her legal expertise. FBI Agent Bailey is thrown together with NCIS agent Marco to help solve the mysterious deaths of high-profile military members. While all roads point back to an accomplished Navy SEAL sniper, Bailey and Marco believe he is innocent and set out to prove it. Unfortunately, that makes them a target as they fight their way up the food chain. Bailey and Marco have a playful, intense, and believable relationship; a feat that is hard convey in a story like this. I enjoyed how each of them grew throughout the story, but it didn’t overpower the action-packed plot that kept me turning the pages. This is probably my favorite book from Dylan, yet! It’s fast paced, has tons of twists and turns, and will keep you on your toes for the entire book. The characters are intriguing (no pun intended!), and I look forward to finding out more about all of them in books to come.
carol223CS 30 days ago
Rachel Dylan’s End Game 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 chemistry. They find themselves involved in an unpredictable plot. The supporting characters are well fleshed out, relatable, very competent additions to this well plotted, uniquely different, problem solving murder mystery. Come along with this array of characters to find the culprits evolved. I volunteered to read End Game. Thanks to the author and publisher for the opportunity. My opinion is voluntary and my own. A Recommended Read!!!
Faye_reviews 3 months ago
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 find answers, and fight for the truth. Bailey is courageous and quick on her feet, she leans on her faith to get her through. She is good under pressure, and is dedicated to her job. Marco is a straightforward man, devoted to his job serving others. He is very outgoing and a natural leader, open and a good friend. I liked how he inspires others, encouraging them in their work, and taking action when the situation calls for it. I admired his strong convictions about his faith, and how he lives his beliefs. Overall, a fantastic read from beginning to end! I couldn't put it down, and didn't want to. Fantastic characters, well developed, and realistic, with a riveting plot. A great start to what is sure to be an amazing series! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
tickmenot 3 months ago
Web of Intrigue! Three seemingly unrelated men die, but all in the same unusual way. One is a Navy SEAL, the other an Army Ranger, the third, a civilian. The mystery grows as another military man is targeted as the guilty one, but it is evident to many that he is being framed—or is he? Who is the real killer? Agents Baily Ryan, FBI, and Marco Agostini, NCIS, have teamed up to solve this. Before their work is complete, it is obvious Baily has also been targeted. The web of people involved is so large, it might involve the government itself. As more attempts on lives are made, who can be trusted? The longer they take to figure it out, the bigger the body count becomes. This clean tale is full of action, thrills and many puzzling crimes with lots of twists and turns—with the one behind it difficult to figure out. Characters rely on their faith to get them through dangerous situations, along with life itself. Besides being interesting, the side stories may increase the number on the suspect list. This 5-star book will be enjoyed by fans of adventurous mysteries and suspense. Bethany House Publishing has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of, End Game, for the purpose of review.
Amaack 3 months ago
Suspense at it’s finest. That’s how I felt about Rachel Dylan’s latest novel, End Game. From chapter one, End Game starts off with a bang. Baily Ryan, FBI Special Agent, is called to the murder of a young man she soon finds out is a Navy SEAL. Forced to work with NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini, the pair must work quickly to figure out what is going on as another military member is murdered. All the evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper, but Baily does not believe in his guilt. As she and Agostini continue to follow leads, they soon discover a plot that goes further and deeper than they could have imagined. I can’t wait to read more of the books in this series! Dylan writes fascinating stories that keep you hooked and guessing until the very end. I love a story that can keep me guessing to the last page. End Game certainly did that. As Baily and Marco learned to trust each other and those around them, I found myself drawn into their story. As I round out this little fiction book round-up for January, I think this was my favorite read. Every page furthered the story and mystery. As the mystery unraveled, I found myself rooting for the underdog and championing Baily and Marco as they fought for what they believed was right. I also loved the reminder throughout this story that everyone needs allies in their corner. As the team worked to discover who was behind the deaths of elite military members, they also had to learn how to let others in and work together. They entered into the give and take of a relationship that learned to love one another well while also bringing justice for those who needed it. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
Melmanro 3 months ago
End Game is Rachel Dylan’s first novel in the Capital Intrigue series set in the Washington, DC area. This series seems to be a departure from Dylan’s earlier legal thrillers, but is a worthwhile read nonetheless. The main characters Bailey Ryan and Marco Agostini are not lawyers, but special agents – one with the FBI and one with NCIS. When a Navy SEAL is found murdered with ties to an earlier murder, the two are called in to solve the case. As in Dylan’s other books, everyone is a suspect! I was kept guessing to the very end of the book. In addition, the action was intense and fast-moving. The romance takes a second seat to the action, but is satisfying. I will point out that there are numerous characters introduced in this novel, some of which will appear in later books, I presume. If you have a problem reading stories with a large number of characters, this may not be for you. Other than that, I would highly recommend this novel to readers of Rachel Dylan’s other books or readers who enjoy a good romantic suspense read. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review.
LLangley 3 months ago
Rachel Dylan’s novel End Game promises Dylan’s fans yet another exciting plot with relatable characters. It’s one of those novels you just can’t put down because you’ve got to know what happens next. After finding some elite members of the military murdered in D.C., FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan finds herself working with NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini to get to the truth. They don’t always see eye to eye on how to go about the investigation, and inter-agency cooperation isn’t always easy. As the team digs further and further and personal attacks get close adn closer, will the team be able to get to the truth in time? Those who love FBI/CIA/NCIS type novels will find a good read in Dylan’s End Game, which sounds like the first of a new series for readers to enjoy. And, while there is a love story, it’s not over the top, and it’s a good, clean book without any untoward scenes or bad language. Fans of suspense novels will certainly find what they’re looking for in this one. Note: I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
MI_Reader 3 months ago
End Game is a great start to Rachel Dylan's new Capital Intrigue series. A page turner that leaves the reader guessing until the end. I loved the interaction between the FBI, NCIS and JAG. And then throw in other branches of the military, the Pentagon and the CIA, wow! Most of the book featured Bailey (FBI) and Marco (NCIS). They had to learn to be partners even though they represent different agencies. It was quite interesting to see how they worked together and learned to trust each other. I also enjoyed the side story of a young rookie NCIS agent as she grappled with self-confidence amid past pain she endured. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series, and am curious who it will focus on. I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.
train_lady 3 months ago
Bolero. Ravel's music classic is a fitting analogy for this book. It starts out slow and steady, beginning with two murder investigations. It isn't until the 8th chapter that the first bit of excitement really occurs. From that point on, the tempo increases until it reaches the crescendo at the end. This is a well plotted, well written book. The slow start may discourage some from reading the whole book. But, keep going. I don't believe you will be disappointed. The reality is most crime investigations are slow, steady periods of collecting evidence. Yes, we usually read suspense novels in the hopes of lots of excitement. But here, Ms Dylan has brought us back to earth, and given us a great story with some really interesting plot twists. Try as I did, I could not predict how this was going to end. And, I think that is reflected in the title. What was the end game? What in the world was going on? Good work, Ms Dylan! I thought the character development was good. A number of main characters were introduced, which I think are going to play major roles in future books in this series. That required spending time developing the back story for each to some extent. I didn't see this as a negative, rather just an effect of bringing in many important characters. I also liked the cooperation between the agencies involved. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Tessaboo 4 months ago
This is my first Rachel Dylan book. I have been wanting to read her for awhile now, so I was excited to see that End Game is the beginning of a new series. I really wanted to love this story, but sadly, I had a lot of issues with it. I never really felt immersed in this story. I felt more like a spectator. There is a lot of telling instead of showing- especially when it came to Marco and Bailey’s growing feelings for each other, which made it harder to be invested in their relationship. I also felt like some things that should’ve been obvious to those investigating the crimes weren’t. The secondary story about Izzy felt unneeded and was kind of distracting and the negative way she talked about Marco - her superior- made me kind of dislike both of them. Finally, I felt like the ending a was bit anticlimactic. All that being said, I do seem to be in the minority about how people are liking this story! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.