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The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' death has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's asking dangerous questions, and the answers are proving that the past does not die easily. Pulled into a world of espionage, Beryl quickly discovers that she needs help, and ex-CIA agent Richard Wolf is her only hope. But in a world where trust is a double-edged sword, friends become enemies and enemies are killers...
©1994 Tess Gerritsen; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Critic Reviews

"[Gerritsen] can rev up the action in a hurry." (Portland Press Herald)
"Polished, riveting prose." (Chicago Tribune)
"Ms. Gerritsen is a master!" (Romantic Times)

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Makes me think of bored housewives reading romance novels

I really didn’t like this one. The story wasn’t gripping or plausible. The characters were the sort you might expect to find in a bad romance novel. Their interactions with each other were both predictable and totally unbelievable, like a bad soap opera. And the snobbery and pretensions were so thick, pushing through each new scene was like trying to walk through chest-deep marshmallow creme.

I struggled to rate the performance correctly because I get the feeling the narrator read this exactly the way the author would have requested— lots and lots of flowery, overdone snobbishness in the voices, excessive emphasis of the kind you would, again, expect from someone reading a bad romance novel to a bunch of soap opera fans.

I think I’ll probably return this one

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Horrible Reader

I don't know if the book is good or not because of the reader. She tries to use different voices for the characters and it ends up beeing horrible. I finally had to just turn it off

2 of 4 people found this review helpful