"An exciting romantic suspense novel"
Moira Kelley enjoys her New York City lifestyle. She
and her partner Josh co-produce a travel show for cable.
Moira is also dating Michael McLean, whom she believes is
the ideal man for her. After pressure from her mom to come
home for St. Patrick's Day, Moira brings her show to her
father's Boston pub for the Irish holiday.
However, the atmosphere in the pub contains an aura of
hideousness as whispers that her dad's place hosts
terrorists abound. Inquisitive, Moira begins to make
inquiries, but someone tries to frighten her away from
learning the truth about a thirst for revenge from a 1977
Ireland incident. Soon a long time customer mysteriously
dies. Though scared, she wonders if the culprit is a
family member, Michael, or the man she always loved and
sadly still does, Danny O'Hara.
NIGHT OF THE BLACKBIRD is an exciting romantic suspense
even if it is too easy for Moira to switch her show's
location to placate her mom. The pub's highly charged
atmosphere gains control of the reader's mind so that the
audience will feel they are having a dark beer along with
the regulars. In spite of feeling that one is at the pub,
fans will not know the identity of the traitor until the
end because a myriad of viable suspects exist. Adding
depth is Moira's struggles with being a second generation
Irish-American as pressure from her heritage often battles
with her Americanization. Though anything smacking of
terrorism is difficult to swallow, Heather Graham provides
a robust tale that will please most sub-genre fans.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 16, 2001