"An exciting category romance"
Robert Haine and business partner Larry Benzer believe
someone is sabotaging their company, Four Corners Imports.
Desperate to stop the destruction to their reputations and
the waste of precious money used to cover arson and losses,
Robert hires former New York Police Officer turned private
investigator Dana Morancy.
Dana agrees with Robert's assessment that the sabotage
is most likely an inside job. She explains about her
cover, Dana Mayfield, organizational design consultant
hired by Robert to look into the "run of bad luck". As
Dana works closely on uncovering the identity of the
criminal, she falls in love with Robert's nephew who
reciprocates her feelings. However, family secrets once
revealed will make it impossible for the sleuth and the
finance manager to share a permanent relationship.
UNEXPECTED OUTCOME is an exciting Manhattan romantic
suspense novel that is at its best when the story line
focuses on the undercover investigation. When the plot
spins off into a genetics issue, it loses steam, as many
readers will believe the tale ran thirty pages too long.
Dana is a great rounded heroine struggling to overcome her
belief that she failed herself and her father when she quit
NYPD. Noah breaks the image of the bottom line accountant
by actively becoming Dana's partner on the case and
courting the female sleuth. Together they are dynamic
leaving readers with the entertaining pleasure expected
from a Dawn Stewardson novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 19, 2002