Synopses & Reviews
Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect ... while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
Sometimes love can take your breath away . . . literally. While serving as a juror on a high-profile murder trial, Dr. Rennie Newton, usually cool and reserved, finds herself defending the inalienable rights of the accused--even as his stare unnerves her. Ominously, when she arrives home, five dozen roses are there waiting for her. Now, as she becomes the obsession of Lozada, the accused murderer she helped acquit, Rennie is drawn into a ferocious endgame of vengeance with an embittered cop who wants Lozada--by any means necessary.
As Dr. Rennie Newton becomes the obsession of Lozada, the accused murderer she helped acquit, she is drawn into a ferocious endgame of vengeance with an embittered cop who wants Lozada by any means necessary.
About the Author
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Brown now has over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.