"Better Than Toilet Paper"
In May 2059, New York Police Department Lieutenant Eve
Dallas and her spouse wealthy billionaire Roarke take a
rest between cases. Since Roarke worked both sides of the
law, he has enemies from his past wanting him dead as well
as some new foes who also prefer he no longer breathes.
Thus, he is not surprised when a paid assassin brutalizes,
rapes, and kills an employee in one of his hotels, but he
personalizes the ugly incident.
Eve is assigned as primary investigator on the case. When
a second homicide occurs with the victim being a close
friend of Roarke's, he and Eve conclude that someone wants
to hurt and distract the businessman. The police know the
identity of the killer, but have no earthly idea where the
hitman is hiding. However, the dynamic duo knows the main
event is coming soon.
Not since the "silver age" of Neal Adam's Green Lantern and
Green Arrow has a crime duo won the hearts of readers as
Eve and Roarke have. The current tale contains a well-
executed mystery with many puzzle pieces that need placing
together to obtain the full picture of the plot. Although
the who-done-it remains the primary story line, the love
story subplot between the lead protagonists provides
cross genre appeal to romantic suspense fans. The audience
will find this exciting novel impossible to put down until
all the questions are answered.
Harriet Klausner/December, 2000
Copyright © 2000
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 2, 2001