Dark of the Night
Ballantine, March, 2002.
Paperback, 384 pages.
Riley O'Brien is the perfect political daughter; she is an invaluable asset to her father Senator Carter O'Brien as he makes his bid for the White House. Desolate after the deaths of her sister and mother, Riley has given her entire life over to her father's political career. Riley is just the kind of woman that investigative reporter Jake Mahoney can't stand -- an ice princess, just like his ex-wife. So he is anything but happy when he's forced to cover a campaign rally where Riley is the featured speaker. When a car bomb goes off, Jake ends up saving Riley's life, and suddenly he's not so sure that Riley is anything like his scheming ex-wife. As he gets to know Riley, he realizes that a murder investigation he's working on may be tied to the Senator's past -- a past that could destroy Riley and her entire family.
Dee Davis presents us with a fast-paced romantic political thriller which is sure to entertain. She takes us behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, with all the spin doctoring, backstabbing and cover-ups that permeate the current political process. Jake and Riley make an appealing and passionate couple, as they seek to uncover some very nasty secrets in the O'Brien family past. Ms. Davis shows her versatility with this gripping thriller which is miles away in tone from the lighthearted and funny Just Breathe, but is just as enjoyable. Don't miss it.
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This review was published in the March, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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