Sandra Brown


"Lethal’ is a great read that will keep the reader gripped..."


When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word.

But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted. Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Coburn is there to retrieve it -- at any cost. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C. to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, Coburn and Honor run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the very fabric of society.

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The story opens with a man being found in widow Honor's garden, and her and her child being threatened. What follows is a plot that leaves Honor, and the reader, unsure who to trust and trying to work out who has done what. Determined to find out the truth about her deceased husband, and also to protect her daughter, Honor's actions are realistic and believable. I wasn't a big fan of the romantic element in the book, but the rest of the story was so good that I was able to overlook this small criticism. The romance may appeal to other readers but I felt this book did not require this element to make it a success and indeed took away the edge of a book that otherwise would have received top marks. I also felt the person who was revealed to be 'The Bookkeeper' was somewhat implausible given the resources and contacts required for them to be in this position. Coburn was a great lead character without any roots, connections or conscience yet still very easy to like as he was so honest and direct. 'Lethal' is a great read that will keep the reader gripped, with suspense and some romance (although not so much that I would class it as a romantic thriller) this book is sure to please many.

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