"Enjoyable police procedural romance"
Archer Lowell, Curtis Alan Channing, and Vince Giordano
share a jail-holding cell waiting for the law to process
them when all hell breaks loose as someone escapes
custody. To pass time while the complex is totally shut
down, the trio discusses why they are here when the
conversation turns to who would they like to kill. They
agree that to be successful they would have to exchange
victims like the Hitchcock and DeVito movies did.
Amanda Crosby is angry with her business partner Derek
England because he purchased an illegal stolen Iranian
goblet that they will have to return. Amanda leaves a
voice message on Derek's server that she will kill him.
Derek agrees to meet Amanda, but he never arrives at her
The next day Broeder, Delaware Police Chief Sean Mercer
informs Amanda that Derek was murdered, she is a suspect
because of the voice message and that the victim
apparently knew the killer. However, Sean becomes
concerned that someone is stalking Amanda and is made to
look like imprisoned Archer Lowell is dong it. When her
neighbor is killed, Sean is DEAD CERTAIN that that someone
with insider information on the Lowell stalking is
plotting Amanda's destruction.
The second murderer-switch tale is an enjoyable police
procedural romance starring a fine cop, a beleaguered
heroine, and a fully developed support cast including two
vile villains (one in prison and one as his surrogate
killer). The story line moves quickly forward as the
proxy killer causes havoc in which evidence points towards
Amanda or Archer. Fans will appreciate this solid tale
and look forward to the final member of the unholy trio
doing his damage.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 4, 2004