"A book you can't put down"

Eight years old Lainey Kerr is dying unless a kidney transplant occurs quite soon. Her desperate mother Janna turns to black market Doctor Gower, a dealer in illegal organs. Janna moves into a remote Bayou cabin owned by a friend Denise who sends her cousin Clay Benedict to insure the safety of her guests.

Janna, fearing Clay will interfere when Gower summons her especially if he realizes who her daughter is, drugs his coffee. Clay awakens to find himself tied up with Lainey looking at him. He concludes he was drugged but not sure why and the little girl staring at him has to be the daughter of his deceased twin Matt. Clay soon realizes how far Janna will go to save Lainey and how much he wants to help her and his niece, but the murders of two boys for their organs make the price exorbitant and real to both adults.

Jennifer Blake asks how far will the reader go to save the life of a loved one. Will an individual willingly allow murder to reap body parts for a life saving transplant? Those ethics questions confront Janna, who wonders if she is Faust having sold her soul to the devil? The story line is thought-provoking though the manner in which Lainey was hidden from her relatives (Matt dies while Janna is pregnant and his father dies after threatening her) seems unnecessary overkill, but does not take away from the tale. Readers will find CLAY filled with a complex moral dilemma that not only showcases Ms. Blake's talent, but also will send the audience seeking the first three novels of this series.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 6, 2001


by Jennifer Blake

MIRA Books
July 1, 2001
ISBN #155166819X
384 pages
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