The security system is state of the art. The carpeting costs a thousand dollars a square foot. It's the perfect place for a lover's tryst between a rich man's trophy wife and the most powerful man in the world. But someone is watching. And when the lovemaking turns deadly, someone will know the truth...
As usual, Susan Isaacs writes a terrific novel. She really develops her characters and tells a page-turning story that you don't want to put down. You can feel Rosie's confusion, sense of betrayal, anger and untimately, her need for vindication. You can't help cheering her on as she works to prove she didn't kill her rat of an ex-husband.
I love anything Steve Martini writes and his character Paul Madriani really is an appealing guy. His coutroom dramas are realistic, why not since Martini was a lawyer, and he always has enough twists and turns in his plots to keep you guessing about the outcome. This one is no exception...and abducted granddaughter, a drug-using daughter, a man-hating woman bent on calling the shots and murder to boot. You'll love it!!
Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking cars of the Hampton's elite--and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter's body is found on the beach.
This is my first time reading Mary Alice Monroe's work and I love it.
A story of mother-daughter relationships and how sometimes it takes a lot of work to restore those that have been broken. Carreta Rutledge has been asked to come back to the beach house owned by her mother to spend some time with her mother. While she has many happy memories of summers spent there, the intervening years have strained her relationship with her mother. But now Carreta is at loose ends, she's lost her high-powered job in Chicago, her boyfriend has seemingly double-crossed her and she's just plain mad!! So she heads to the beach of South Carolina and the one place she always loved...perfect except for the prospect of having to spend time with her mother, who she has not been on the best of terms with for the last several years.
The summer grows on her, as she tends to the loggerhead turtles who have come home to nest, re-establishes an old love-affair and comes to terms with her mother and brother.
A warm and caring book that makes you feel good when you've finished it, because you know relationships can be restored with love and hard work.
My first Adriana Trigiani book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The peole were true-to-life, very much like Southerners act, speak and think....with both the good and bad traits presented.
Set in 1978 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Big Stone Gap is a typical coal-mining town. The people are dependant on the coal mines for their living, even as they deny that the mines are responsible for the Black Lung and other related diseases that take their menfolk. Ave Marie Mulligan, the town pharmacist and self-proclaimed spinster, discovers she's not who she always thought she was when her mother dies and Ave Marie discovers a letter her mother wrote to her before her death. That letter starts her on a journey of self-discovery, for herself and the ones she holds dear.
For a book that will make you stop and question your own life-goals, follow Ave Marie as she learns who she really is and finds that sometimes you have to lose your old self before you can find who you really are.
I love Jonathan Kellerman's novels about Dr. Alex Delaware. In this book Alex is trying to find a young boy who has been taken out of the hospital, by his parents, where he has been being treated for cancer, and they have all disappeared. The search takes him into areas where drugs, sex and dreams are for sale and people are not what they seem. This is a must read for Kellerman fans.
This is the first novel I've read by Tess Gerritsen and it definitely won't be the last. A friend had recommended her books to me and she is as good as I had been told. A real page-turner, you won't want to put it down.
Lapped by the gentle waters of Locust Lake, the resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes the shocking news that puts her practice on the line; a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers.
At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true idenity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist.
LaVyrle Spencer at her best, writing about contemporary lives and all the turmoils families go through.....After a bitter divorce, Bess and Michael Curran have nothing left to say to each other. Their children are their only bond. When their daughter Lisa brings them together unexpectedly at a dinner party, they must face each other again. And when Lisa makes a shocking announcement, they must ammend their past mistakes and make a new beginning...
Crushed by the cruelty of a man she thought she loved, Wren is running from a horror no woman should ever endure. Desperate to escape the nightmare of London, she seeks sanctuary aboard the Sea Siren, captained by the notorious rouge Caleb van der Rhys.
A typical Tom Clancy book with LOTS of technical information that went way over my head, but the plot was so intense the reader forgets about all that and get hooked into the story line. And, as always with any Clancy book, there are several storylines going on at the same time. How are they all going to fit together? But somehow they do and the plot grows and grows until the reader is so caught up that the pages just turn themselves.
Once again Jack Ryan finds himself in the middle of a Russian-United States conflict, this time involving lasers and missile defense systems, spies and counter-spies. Set during the time-period following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, one of the sub-plots revolves around an Afghan rebel fighter, nicknamed 'The Archer', who is determined to kill as many Russians as he can. Throw in a couple of nerdy American laser genuises, one in the military, who are working on the American laser program and the Russian spies who are sent to keep an eye on them and relay back to Russia what they are doing and most important of all the highly-placed Russian military man, 'The Cardinal' who has, in fact, been working for the Americans for over 30 years. To say things get a little tense would be an understatement. Read it for yourself. This is one you won't want to put down until the last page is turned.
14 short stories about very smart cats who try their best to get their 'PEOPLE' to tune in to their wave-lengths. Sometimes their 'people' understand, most often not, but the cats don't let that deter them from solving crimes, and taking care of other problems. By the same author who made KoKo, Yum-Yum and Quillern so popular in "The Cat Who...." books.