New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers combines action, intrigue and romance like no one else in this classic tale.
Sarah Dunnemore has just returned to her family home in Tennessee when she gets news that her twin brother, Rob, has been seriously wounded in a sniper shooting in Central Park. She rushes to New York to be with him, only to come up against his no-nonsense partner. Deputy U.S. Marshal Nate Winter is the best, and he believes the official investigation is going in the wrong direction—especially when he learns that Sarah is extremely close to her family’s famous neighbor: the president of the United States. Nate follows Sarah back to Night’s Landing because he’s determined to uncover the truth, and he will let nothing—not his and Sarah’s growing attraction for each other, not the mounting danger they face—stand in his way.
Originally published in 2004
This middling romantic suspense novel from Neggers revolves around the mysterious parentage of United States President Wesley Poe, who, as an infant, had been left on the doorstep of two spinster sisters. After deputy U.S. marshal Nate Winter (brother to the heroine from Neggers's previous offering, Cold Ridge) and his partner, deputy Rob Dunnemore, are shot and wounded in Central Park, Nate tries to find out who would want them dead and why. He soon learns that Rob may have been the killer's primary target since his prominent Tennessee family has strong ties to President Poe, and his twin sister Sarah, a historical archaeologist, is working on a documentary of Poe's life. When a threatening letter suggests that Sarah may be next on the shooter's hit list, Sarah and Nate hole up at Night's Landing, her family's rural Tennessee home. Both the romance and mystery are lukewarm, and Neggers ties up the story's loose ends in an uninspired, journalistic fashion. However, an intriguing cast of characters including a bottom-feeding tabloid reporter constantly lurking in the shadows, a property manager who definitely is not who he seems and an expatriate looking for a presidential pardon lends complexity to this romantic intrigue.