"exciting romantic suspense"
In Riverton, Kansas, David Blankenship holds seventeen
preschoolers including his son Billy and two adults
hostage at the Tiny Tots Day Care center demanding to
speak to his former wife substitute elementary school
teacher Juliette Monroe. Hostage negotiator Nick Corelli
makes contact with David, but worries about the victims as
the culprit is silent for the most part, but when he
speaks, he shows no emotion until Juliette arrives.
Desperate to save Billy and the others, Juliette promises
David she will be with him without the child. David comes
out and the cops arrest him. A couple days later, a court
allows him bail, which he meets; his freedom causes an
uproar in the small town.
David returns to Philadelphia where he remains patient as
he plots his vengeance on his lying bitch of a wife
starting by killing her son. Meanwhile Nick worries about
Juliette and Billy and with the help of his police partner
and his brother, guard them around the clock. As he falls
in love with the two Monroes and they return his feelings,
he knows David is coming, just when remains the question.
This exciting romantic suspense stars a delightful lead
couple, both suffering from mental wounds and a vile
intelligent villain who believes he is smarter than the
law (wait until you read the final justice). The
secondary cast augments the lead couple with insight to
how much they care for others. Especially interesting are
the mentally crippled former girlfriend of Nick's brother
while Billy contrasts the males in his life so readers
obtain a terrific tale with depth from multiple
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 5, 2004