Still reeling from her mother's death, Karen Whitlaw recieves a notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from Vietnam over 20 years ago. Karen packs the notebook away, putting it and her father, out of her mind. Until she receives a phonecall - her father has been murdered.Still reeling from her mother's death, Karen Whitlaw recieves a notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from Vietnam over 20 years ago. Karen packs the notebook away, putting it and her father, out of her mind. Until she receives a phonecall - her father has been murdered.Read Less
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A woman, a man, a murder, a love story. Likely or not? A cop who believes the worst, but glimpses the best in the heroine makes him putty in her hands. That she is unaware is a by product of Howard's writing prowess. One does not feel it is unlikely immediately, even with the "tiffs" set up initially. It is preordained that she will run to him and he is ready when she needs his help. This is a straight forward story that starts and leads straight through to the end. It is a natural unfolding of their story amidst the side plots. One never loses sight that this will end the way it does, just that the backstory provides a great line of twists to entice while they come to their natural progressive end. This is a great read - overt in its lines to the finale, but entertaining to get to throughout.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-12-15 Bestselling author Howard (Son of the Morning) meshes hot sex, emotional impact and gripping tension in this perfect example of what romantic suspense ought to be. Shortly after her mother's death, nurse Karen Whitlaw receives a package from her long-estranged father and, unable to bring herself to explore it, she packs it away. Unknown to her, the package contains information that could destroy a U.S. senator, who would kill to get it. Six months later, police detective Marc Chastain summons her to New Orleans to identify the body of her murdered father. As the repressed Karen falls for the sexy detective, she finds herself being targeted by killers intent on recovering something she doesn't realize she has. Karen is a strong, likable heroine, and Marc manages the often-tried and rarely accomplished trick of being both tough and vulnerable. Minor characters are believable and fleshed-out, and the narrative is never bogged down by subplots or ill-advised red herrings. Howard, a gifted writer who has not always been in full control of her material, pulls it together in this one. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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