Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
The Lawman Who Loved Her
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Romance Romantic Suspense
Series: Harlequin Intrigue # 620
Harlequin, Jun 2001, $4.25, 251 pp.
New Orleans police detective Cody Maxwell knows that paroled convict Gerard Fontenot is coming to kill him for being the catalyst that sent him to prison for four years. Cody Knows Gerard is brilliant, clever, sneaky, and a psychopath. His enemy has slowly increased the pressure until the latest trap leads to Cody taking a bullet in his shoulder at his own apartment.
Instead of going to a hospital, Cody rushes to the Metairie home of his beloved ex-wife Dana Maxwell to insure her safety. Cody knows that Gerard plans to complete his vengeance by harming and ultimately killing Dana. As Gerardís plan slowly simmers into focus, the love Cody and Dana feel for each other surfaces, but his dangerous lifestyle sent her running once and now it is even more dangerous.
Mallory Kane has written an exciting romantic suspense novel with the emphasis on the action. The romantic subplot-adds great dimension to the lead couple. The story line is fast-paced and never slows down due to the ingenious Gerard, a powerful villain in a Lex Luther (first series) sort of way. Though his release from prison for good behavior, etc. seems stretched (after all he shot a cop) fans wanting plenty of entertainment filled with conflict (both life threatening and sexual) will relish Ms. Kaneís powerful tale. Hopefully there will be more tales involving the heroic hunkís law enforcement peers in the future.
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