'A highly ingenious and gory story' Daily Express When beautiful photographer Liz Barwick arrives in the emergency room of a Georgia hospital she is close to death. Her brutal assailant is her husband, Bake Ramsey, all-American football megastar. Liz retreats to the remote beauty of Cumberland Island to forget the horror of her marriage. There she ...Read More'A highly ingenious and gory story' Daily Express When beautiful photographer Liz Barwick arrives in the emergency room of a Georgia hospital she is close to death. Her brutal assailant is her husband, Bake Ramsey, all-American football megastar. Liz retreats to the remote beauty of Cumberland Island to forget the horror of her marriage. There she meets Keir and Hamish Drummond, handsome twins whose family have owned the island for centuries, and becomes increasingly involved with them and their mysterious feud...But even as her own traumatic memories fade, a series of gruesome and apparently unconnected murders take place on the mainland and Liz must learn there is no place to escape - not even in her lover's arms...Read Less
If you've read Stuart Woods, especially the Barrington series, then this will be a refreshing change. You think you have it figured out and the ending surprises you. Stuart Woods took more time to develop characters and plots in his earlier works including this book. Still has the common themes...beautiful women, flying an airplane, sailing which appear in most Stuart Woods books. Regards, Peoria Bill
Publishers Weekly, 1991-10-11 Liz Barwick's tranquil life on an island off the Georgia coast turns nightmarish after a tragic secret two decades old is unearthed and her ex-husband, a steroid-crazed NFL star, goes on a murderous rampage. A ``fast-paced, multilevel tale of mystery and revenge,'' said PW. ``In a suspenseful--albeit telegraphed--final encounter, one deadly monster destroys another.'' (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-11-16 Woods ( Chiefs ) is in bestseller form with this fast-paced, multilevel tale of mystery and revenge. When Liz Barwick is beaten nearly to death by her steroid-crazed husband, Baker Ramsey, a star NFL running back, she quickly divorces him, takes a large cash settlement and disappears from public view. Liz, whose book of sports photographs has just been released, takes advantage of her publisher's offer to live in his cottage on an isolated private island off the Georgia coast. But when Ramsey goes on a murderous rampage, Liz's lawyer and publisher and his wife are among his victims. Meanwhile other events are unfolding on Cumberland Island, where Liz becomes involved with the Drummond family, the island's original settlers, and forms a warm relationship with patriarch Angus Drummond. She also embarks on a romance with one of a pair of handsome twins--inseparable as children, they now mysteriously refuse even to acknowledge each other's existence. A tragic secret more than two decades old shatters the island's tranquility just as Ramsey arrives on the scene. In a suspenseful--albeit telegraphed--final encounter, one deadly monster destroys another. 75,000 copy first printing; $140,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Jan.)
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