"Great romantic suspense"
Las Vegas police officer Sasha Mills fled the city
because she knows that staying behind means death. She
realizes that she is a loose end that must be eliminated by
the Russian crime ring. However, in Bitters, Texas, Sasha
hits a stray dog. She takes the canine to veterinarian Dr.
Gray Slaughter, who helps the dog. Before she flees into
the night Police Chief Frank Elias arrives informing the
vet that someone burned down the porch of the Assembly of
Souls Church in what looks like a hate crime.
Being the only outsider, the cop names Sasha as the
prime suspect. Sasha tells Frank why she is in town, but
he feels she lies as no one stops for a strange mutt. He
tells her not to leave town. The arson makes Sasha visible
to her enemies. She knows Frank will not keep her safe, as
he only wants to grope her. Her only hope for survival
resides with a crusty, but gorgeous animal doctor and a
canine that started her current mess.
With novels like DEAD END, Helen R. Myers is gaining a
large fan following for her exciting romantic suspense
thrillers. Her latest tale starts off slow as the author
introduces the players, but once it shifts into gear the
rapid pace continues until the final page. The audience
will admire Sasha as she struggles with thugs, a bully of a
cop, and her growing attraction and need to keep Gray safe
while making her Alamo-like FINAL STAND. Readers will want
more novels like this one from Ms. Myers.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2002