sullivan's sting Author:lawrence sanders The bestselling author of The Fourth Deadly Sins spins a tale of a saultry undercover cop intimate with boyh sides of the law. — Affluent south Florida is having a shark attack, nineties style. It's safe to go in the water, but you've got to watch yourself in the cocktail lounges,in the restaurants, at the clubs. The King shark's name is David Ra... more »thbone--a devastating handsome and charming "financial consultant" who lives in luxury by bilking widows, retirees, and anybody else who will bite. What he and his band of no-goodniks lack in compassion, theymore than make up for guile. They've got to be stopped, and fast.
When a special government sting unit is called in to beat these crooks at their own immoral game, a secret weapon is needed. Enter rita Angela sullivan, a tough lady cop who will use her many wilesin the service of the law. Under orders to pose as a woman with a shady past and get as chummy as possible with Rathbone, Rita soon finds herself adrift in scumland-and falling for her live-in prey. Andas if thats weren't enough, she's getting involved with Tony Harker, her nice-guy boss from the SEC.
As Rathbone's schemes grow more outrageous and the net aroundhim grows ever tighter, Rita faces a dilemma. Torn between a good cop and a bad guy, between passion and justice, can she trust herself to deliver the goods-or has she been turned by love?
Intricately plotted, filled with a colorful cast of rascals, as sexy and suspenseful as any reader could wish, Sullivan's sting mixes crime and romance, wit and action into a wonderfully intoxicating cocktail. Here is first-rate Sanders-mordant, seductive,enormously entertaining.« less