Lethal by Sandra Brown
In Lethal Honour Gillette (a widow) and her four-year-old daughter Emily are taken hostage by Lee Coburn, a man the authorities claim is a mass murderer.
But soon, what’s true and what isn’t becomes as murky as the Louisiana coastal waterways following their pummelling by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
The still-in-mourning widow tries, without much success, to deny her attraction to the mysterious and frightening Coburn.
And his revelations about her husband Eddie’s death maybe it wasn’t an accident and Coburn’s conviction that he was killed for a secret he kept prompt Honour to go on the run with Coburn in search of the truth.
The tables turn many times as she and Coburn, always one step ahead of law enforcement and the bad guys, try to pry loose the dead man’s secret while ferreting out the identity of “the bookkeeper,” the über criminal mastermind.
If you need just one reason to read Lethal, let it be to discover where Honour’s husband “hid” his secrets. It’s a hiding place you’ll never forget.