Gallery, Aug 3 2011, $25.00
Attorney Allison Howard agrees to marry her lover Greg Sullivan. They race to her house so she packs a suitcase and has something to wear as they go to Vegas to tie the knot. Unknown to both of them, two runaways from juvenile institution Shelter House are hiding under the bed when Greg snaps Allison’s neck. The youngsters flee from the house, but Greg sees them.
Jessica Ford is in court working a high profile rape case in which the accused is a senator’s son. While questioning the victim Tiffany Higgs, she suddenly admits to lying; saying she had consensual sex with Rob Phillips. The lawyers are so pleased with Jessica’s win that she is transferred to the sixth floor working on a high profile layer’s team. Secret Service Agent Mark Ryan returns into Jessica’s life because one of the men who knew the First Lady’s death was murder has been killed. Mark fears someone is tying up loose ends with Jess and him the remaining witnesses. He plans to keep her safe and hopes she gives him a second chance as several attempts on her life occur.
This legal thriller is filled with action yet readers get to know and understand the myriad of emotions the prime protagonists. The key to exhilarating tale is that the readers senses the romance in the air everywhere the pair appears, but it is cleverly kept in the background of the suspense as a deadly assassin is coming for Jessica and Rob. With several other strong subplots that blend into the prime story line, Karen Robards provides a superlative thriller.