"Great romantic suspense"
In Ohio homicide detective LeAnne McVeigh brings in for
questioning Marcus "Snake" Gallego biker husband to the
first female victim Jillian, dead of erotic asphyxiation.
However, soon other women soon follow with the only
connections between them apparently being that they cheated
on their husbands and that the serial killer relishes his
deadly power trip.
LeAnne continues to investigate Snake and his cronies, but
is shocked how enticing the big biker is though she is
engaged to prosecutor Chad Baker. Other suspects surface,
but the killings continue placing Henry County under the
terrorizing grip of a dangerous serial killer. LeAnne
thinks Snake is innocent and actually a good person hiding
inside his biker garb but Chad has no doubts he is the
culprit. His fiancee wonders if that is unprofessional
KISS OF DECEIT is a tremendous police procedural with
enough romance that will entice romantic suspense readers
too. The story line moves faster than Snake's Harley can
go, but insures that he and LeAnne come across as real
people. On the surface the lead protagonists seem opposite
one another as he lives for the day in his grassroots
lifestyle while she looks to the future yet both have deep
senses of loyalty and duty. There are plenty of suspects
with motives provided for each one. No deceit, this is a
winner for those fans who enjoy a taut mystery with plenty
of racy tension. Strongly recommend also reading Patricia
A. Rasey's backlist to include FAÇADE, DEADLY OBSESSION and
THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN as this reviewer intends to do.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 13, 2002