Author: Sandra Brown
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 1, 2008
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Haunted by his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centres around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he will feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. Nor can he predict the fierce duel that will explode as the clock ticks towards midnight on Fat Tuesday, when all masks will be stripped away - and Burke must confront his own terrifying secret.
***copy won in a giveaway***
This was far, far away from what I'm used to from Sandra Brown. Slow, with rather bland characters - even the villain did nothing for me. The romance aspect was pretty unbelievable and even what action was there it all happened in the last few chapters, making this story pretty uneventful.
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything to write home about.