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Lethal by Sandra Brown

Saturday, October 22, 2011
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.

Goodreads Summary

Sandra Brown produces another winner with this book.  Honor is the main character; ironically, Honor's name is similar to her character.  She is compassionate, kind, and honest.  Coburn is running for his life, he must find a way to show that he is not the man everyone believes him to be.  Honor finds herself at gun point due to Coburn's circumstances, he thinks he needs to find something hidden inside her house.  Coburn and the reader get off to a rocky start in this respect while the reader will like Honor instantly.  Coburn makes Honor question her past and her late husband. 

Honor's character is likable, Coburn will grow on the reader.  The secondary characters do not play a huge part, but even Honor's late husband plays a fairly important part in the novel.  The events are fast-paced, exhilarating at times.  The ending is perfect, sort of predictable.  The love scenes are believable, passionate.  This book is recommended to adult readers (a few love scenes). 

4 Stars

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