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 fabric of our society
Honor makes the mistake of believing a man found in her yard is in need of help. It turns out that the man, Colburn, is an accused mass murderer. He is in search of something that he believes Honor possesses that will clear his name and break open a large human, drug, and weapons smuggling ring.
Colburn and Honor set out to find the key that is needed, and in time find more than they were bargaining for.
This was the first book that I have read by Sandra Brown. I have heard many great things about her books and I was not disappointed in my choice of first books. I was immediately drawn into the plot and found it extremely hard to set the book aside to read my school assignments. I am giving Lethal a 4 star rating because I felt the ending needed a little help. I am still questioning if there was indeed a happily ever after. I guess it was implied, but I would rather have seen a final meeting. I do recommend the book to others and I will read this author again!
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Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick
*Title:* Girl in the Afternoon: A Novel of Paris
*Author:* Serena Burdick
*Publisher: *July 12th 2016 by St. Martin's Press
*Pages: *288 pages
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