"A fine police procedural romance"
A bust that goes bad leads to Atlanta police detectives Tom
Madsen and Agnes Jade along with her K9 Gustav being
ambushed. Tom dies and Agnes is hospitalized with severe
wounds. Her friend Georgia Tech engineering Professor Dr.
Alex Rossiter helps Agnes with her recovery including
cleaning up her home which was the target of someone
searching for something.
Though released from the hospital, Agnes needs more time to
recuperate. She asks her twin sister, Vegas gambler Lizzie
to switch places with her. She thinks Lizzie can uncover
what happened to her and Tom. Agnes believes rouge cops
caused the whole disaster. As they make the switch, Lizzie
obtains help from Atlanta Journal and Constitution reporter
Nathan Hawk while Alex takes Agnes to a small getaway farm.
As the two pairs of couple fall in love, danger mounts
dirty cops willing to kill peers to keep a thriving
The use of twins switching places is an old gimmick, but
Fern Michaels keeps her story line brisk because of the
differences in personalities between the two siblings.
Though Lizzie filling so easily into a cop's shoes seems
ludicrous, readers will not care, as she is a vulnerable
"bad girl". The sisters and their beaus turn what could
have been a poor woman's Serpico into a fine police
procedural romance that displays Ms. Michaels' ability to
write quality tales in several sub-genres.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 17, 2003