A great action book. Good story with an addicting beginning, ongoing middle and a very clever (and good) end. At the beginning of the book most everything is a big mystery and loads of question marks are all over your head as you try to find out what's going on. Other than knowing who is the good guy you aren't really sure about all the rest - the story takes its twists and turns at times making you believe you figured it out and at other times just confusing you even more. In my opinion, just the fact that such an intriguing book was written by a woman makes me like this book a few notches even more - and so despite it all it's a fantastic story which was very well thought out and written. If you are hoping to read something to just "chill" and get a good plot running in your head (and you trying to piece all the puzzle of this story as well) then this a good book as any!
When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job.
At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially true -- and it's the parts she's leaving out that bother him.
Determined to learn the dead man's connection to the Lairds and get at the truth, Duncan investigates further and quickly finds his career, as well as his integrity, in jeopardy -- because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elise Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.
When Elise seeks Duncan out privately and makes an incredible allegation, he initially dismisses it as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman. But what if she's telling the truth? Then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even more sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan's nemesis, the brutal crime lord Robert Savich.
And then Elise goes missing . . .
Ricochet's plot twists -- as only Sandra Brown can write them -- and palpable suspense combine to create this gripping thriller, in which a decent cop's worst enemy may be his own conscience, and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.
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