"Fascinating romantic suspense work"
Conor Quinn grew up as the oldest boy in an all male
household in South Boston. When his dad was away earning
their keep as a fisherman, Conor ruled the roost taking
care of his five brothers. Years later, Conor still takes
care of others as a highly regarded, but not always by the
book Boston police officer.
However, Conor expects his latest assignment to be
boring. He must protect a witness who does not want
protecting. Olivia Farrell and her partner had run one of
the top antiques dealerships, Ford-Farrell. However, the
capital her partner provided came from illegal connections,
leaving the business in trouble as the DA examines the
books and dissects every inch of Olivia's past and present
life. The protection is needed because she is a key
witness in a murder case. While Conor needs to protect
people, Olivia hates feeling hopeless. With that as a
backdrop, love may have entered the relationship, but
should not be enough to cement the Mighty Quinn and the
invincible antique dealer.
The first tale of the Quinn saga, CONOR, is a taut
romantic suspense work that stars two characters that need
one another, but conflict over what is needed. The story
line is exciting though having a "mole" in the police
department selling out Conor and Olivia add suspense, but
seems quite trite. Still, the cast make Kate Hoffman's
opening act a winner that will send the audience seeking
the next Quinn sibling story and question why only three
not six novels.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 3, 2001