Rating 4.0 __Mild graphic sexual content.
Stand alone read. 11th in multi-author Count On a Cop series.
GOOD READ. Well written, suspenseful thriller, genuine characters, menacing villain(s), good secondary cast, and some intriguing twists and turn. HOWEVER, the romance is rushed and the heroine's uncertainty and angst is almost too much for the plot, but these are minor flaws.
THE STORY focuses on homicide detective, Travis Quinn, and book editor, Celeste Langley. As the story opens, Tyler and his partner, Hank, are investigating the murder of Celeste's half-brother, psychiatrist Steve Parker. After informing Celeste of Steve's death, they conduct an official interview and discover that in addition to her brother's death, her mother was killed in an accident months earlier. Finding out Celeste is now the sole heir to her mother's estate, Hank believes she is the prime suspect and asks his street contacts for information. Tyler and Hank are shocked to learn there is a sizable contract on Celeste's life.
Tyler, removed from the case because of his obvious attraction to Celeste, take her to his apartment to protect her and things heat up between them. Following one twist after another, they work together to figure out who wants her dead, who was hired to kill her, and why.
OVERALL, a suspenseful storyline, with smart characters that fit well together. The COUNT ON A COP multi-author series starts with Cop of the Year and includes 50 books.
You may also enjoy the complex characters and storytelling of N. Bruhns, A. Stuart, and E. Palfrey. For good mystery/detective writers you might try J. D. Robb, D. Stabenow, S. Grafton, Gayle Wilson, S. Sala, and Julie Miller.
- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Harlequin Books (1 October 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373709471
- ISBN-13: 978-0373709472
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.9 x 16.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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