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Available from Carina Press
A one night stand six years ago stands between Detective Sam Holland and a murder victim's right hand man. Their unforgotten passion hinders their working relationship but the dead Senator's sex life may have gotten him killed. With pressure from every direction Sam has to find the killer even when her own life and the lives of people she loves is threatened.
Marie Force gives us a suspense that mixes the Washington, DC political atmosphere with murder and romance. The characters seem more believable than in many tales partly because of their real human flaws. Sam has dyslexia which has slowed her down but not stopped her from pursuing what she wants in life. Her dad was crippled in the line of duty but Ms. Force proves that a broken body doesn't mean his mind is hampered. Nick's obsessive compulsive neatness will bring smiles to the face of the reader who lives with someone like him.
The characters help make the story but it's the plot building and suspense that help make this such an excellent murder mystery. This author excels at both as the plot thickens before the suspects start being murdered. All of our great ideas about the murderer have to be rethought.
Not many great books are complete without romance. Nick and Sam burn up the pages. Her ethical values don't stand much chance against his determination not to let her go again. This book starts out strong and keeps getting better. Marie Force is one of those authors that will be on my must read list in the future.
Overall rating: Five hearts
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Dee Dailey
June 8, 2010
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