LETHAL - SANDRA BROWN
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown is widely acclaimed for her high-velocity and emotionally charged novels of suspense. Now, in her newest book, she returns to the bayous of Louisiana to deliver a heart-pounding tale of corruption, betrayal, and murder...and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Speaking in a whisper he said, "I promise not to hurt you or your kid. But you gotta do everything I say. Okay? Have we got a deal?"
She suddenly realized who he was, and that sent a bolt of terror through her.
You're...You're the man who shot all those people last night."
When Honor Gillette's four-year-old daughter, Emily, informs her that a sick man is lying in their front yard, Honor 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 everything changes when witnesses a shocking act of brutality --- and makes a terrifying discovert that even those closest to her can't be trusted. . Coburn claims that her beloved late husband, Eddie, a police officer, possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Honor has no idea what Eddie was hiding, but convinces here that he must find it before it falls into the hands of The Bookkeeper, a merciless crime boss and ruthless killer who will now stop at nothing until Coburn --- and Honor and Emily --- are dead.
From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, the desperate trio run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them and, risking all, unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.
With her inimitable talent for combining nonstop action and suspense with riveting human drama, Sandra Brown once again proves herself to be one of the most mesmerizing storytellers of our time.