A young mother living on the Louisiana bayou and a man accused of murder must solve a corruption case while on the run from a dangerous manhunt.
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.
Coburn claims that her beloved late husband possessed something extremely valuable: a treasure that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. He's there to retrieve it at any cost.
Honor soon discovers that even her friends can't be trusted. From the FBI offices of 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 to destroy them . . . and the fabric of society.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nobody delivers breakneck thrills and steamy romance like Sandra Brown…and Lethal is one of her sexiest and scariest books. After her young daughter finds an injured man in their front yard, widow Honor Gillette gets a gun barrel in the ribs and a demand to keep quiet. But handsome murder suspect Lee Coburn isn’t what he first appears to be, and Honor quickly learns that no one in her sleepy Louisiana bayou town—including her late husband’s family—can be trusted. Lethal is an action-packed roller-coaster ride with plenty of heat.
At the start of this pulse-pounding thriller from bestseller Brown (Tough Customer), Honor Gillette is baking cupcakes in the kitchen of her Tambour, La., home when her four-year-old daughter, Emily, tells her a bloodied man is outside in the yard. Lee Coburn is on the run, the object of a manhunt for the cold-blooded murder of seven people, including one of Tambour's most prominent citizens. Promising not to harm Emily, Lee takes Honor hostage, but only because she may have the key to solving an even bigger puzzle: the identity of the Bookkeeper, a criminal mastermind with power over local law enforcement and government. Honor's policeman husband, Eddie, who died in an accident two years earlier, may have had information about the mysterious and malicious Bookkeeper. When it becomes apparent that the mass murders and Eddie's death might be connected, trying to prove the link could cost Lee and Honor their lives. A relentless pace and clever plot twists keep the pages turning.
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Excellent story, until the end...
This book captures your attention from the moment you start reading. So many twists and turns! The ending, not well written. She should have gone into the reunion at length. Disappointed at the ending but otherwise great read!
I started off by getting the sample of this book and I was immediately hooked! I couldn't put it down and when I had to, I was trying to figure out how the plot might end (one of my guesses was correct) :) and what might happen next. However, I have to say I'm slightly disappointed with the ending, only because I wanted more detail and didn't want it to end so suddenly...but that minor disappointment is easily overlooked! Definitely recommend this to anyone who likes suspense and action packed reading!
this was a great read, i couldnt stop once i started. it was suspensful, surprising and well written!