"Diamond of an investigative tale"
Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond wants out of the
boring suburban beat that she covers; her goal being real
news. In her endeavor to prove to the editors that she is
more than fluff, Eve follows US Customs Agent William
Maxwell on his job at LAX. Suddenly the Los Angeles
airport turns into a war zone. When the dust clears,
three are dead including an Asiatic mother whose apparent
husband vanished and the two-year-old girl she held in her
arms abducted by apparently the INS.
Eve believes the INS snatched the toddler with plans to
deport the kid. She decides to track down the missing
child to try to learn why the killings occurred. However,
as she makes little headway Eve soon realizes that other
people, deadly and hostile, also seek to locate and snatch
the kid. The few clues Eve uncovers lead to Serey Rath,
who Eve trails in hopes of learning the truth. However,
her personal life begins to interfere with her
professional investigation as her former lover Tim Waters
and her current beau Silvio Aguilar (see SUGAR SKULL) pull
her in several directions, but mostly away from solving
the case of the missing child.
Though the subplots at times overwhelm the prime theme of
how far a parent goes for their child, fans will want to
take this LA joy ride with Eve. The story line is
exciting as Eve struggles between her suddenly complex
personal life and her need to find the lost child before
the wrong people capture the little girl. LAST LULLABY is
a diamond of an investigative tale that the audience will
enjoy even while parents will ponder the key question.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 18, 2004