"Fans will enjoy this police procedural romance."
Manhattan precinct captain Sullivan "Sully" Steele is
considered a great cop renowned as the "great protector" by
everyone who knows him except for one particular female.
His two brothers and his father are also highly regarded
police officers. However, a shadow has fallen on the
Sullivans when their dad vanishes with several million
dollars he apparently embezzled from a fund containing
public donations to help cops.
Internal Affairs officer Judith Hunt believes Sully's dad
is guilty and plans to prove it even if she has to rip
Sully's image in the process. She admits to herself that
she finds Sully quite attractive while he reciprocates her
deep feelings but both hide it from the other. As Sully
wants someone to love, he desperately tosses a bottle with
a note inside into the Hudson. Judith finds the note and a
mail box relationship starts with neither knowing the
identity of the other. Even if they did and love blossoms
into full bloom, nothing can come of this because his dad
remains between them.
Though Sully's mom hiding her Lotto winnings just to get
her sons married when her husband is in deep legal trouble
seems strange to this reviewer, fans will enjoy this police
procedural romance. The story line hooks the audience
early on two levels. First readers feel the tension
between the lead characters and second fans observe the
investigation as it unfolds and causes havoc and
misunderstanding between Judith and Sully. Jule McBride
provides a strong tale entry that ties up the Sullivan
threads yet entertainingly can stand-alone.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002