Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 384 p.
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"New York Times"?bestselling author Karen Robards weaves a complex
tale of a political conspiracy at the highest level of government,
with a steamy love affair between protector and prey.
When rookie lawyer Jessica Ford gets the call from her boss, John
Davenport, the senior partner at the illustrious law firm for which
she works, she can tell he is well on his way to being drunk. He
needs Jess to meet First Lady Annette Cooper, for whom Davenport is
a personal lawyer, at a Washington, D.C., hotel. Jess is thrilled:
this high- profile assignment must mean that she's earned her
boss's trust and she's on her way to bigger things. But
unfortunately, bigger isn?t always better.
Jess doesn?t remember much?only that in the course of the
late-night meeting with Annette Cooper, she ended up in the
backseat of a car, speeding off into the darkness. All Jess knows
is that the car crashed en route, and the other three passengers
were killed, including the First Lady. Badly injured, Jess is the
only survivor of what is trumpeted around the world as a tragic
Although she has no memory about the events leading up to the
accident, Jess is still bothered by one question: Was it really an
accident? The Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, gets the
feeling that Jess is hiding something. As his suspicions grow,
Jess's world starts falling apart. First, she is brutally attacked
in the hospital, barely escaping with her life. Then her boss dies
under questionable circumstances. In fact, everyone who might
possibly know the details about the First Lady's last few hours
starts turning up dead. And then Jess understands: If she remembers
that night, she?ll be dead too.
Terrified and certain that the First Lady's death was no accident,
Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to. . . .