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Nell MacDermott is the politically ambitious granddaughter of a canny politician in Manhattan's silk stocking district, and her grandfather wants her to run for his old congressional seat. But there are rumors that Adam Cauliff, Nell's husband, has been involved in a real estate and construction scam, and until Nell gets to the bottom of this her political future will be clouded. When Adam and his assistant are killed in an explosion aboard his boat, Nell is determined to clear his name. Nudged into action by her nascent psychic powers and a medium who may be her only link to Adam, Nell learns more about her husband's mysterious past than she bargained for and--naturally--stumbles onto a conspiracy that puts her own life in danger. The narrative seems more like an outline for a novel than a novel itself; the characters are sketched rather than fully explored--particularly Nell, whose back story doesn't provide enough information to make her actions understandable. But the pacing is expert, and Clark's dedicated fans will doubtless forgive her for not making this her strongest outing. --Jane Adams --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I definitely would recommend this book , it was hard to put down, full of suspense it was a page turnerPublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
It is SO LONG. Really thick. There's nothing in these characters that makes you care about them. Nell is a rich snob with an annoying grandfather. Read morePublished on July 17 2004
I have been reading all sorts of reviews about mary higgins clarks books and I can't believe my ears. Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Nikkita
This was a great read. I enjoyed it throughly. Ms. Clark developes wonderful characters, and she uses them to masterfully keep you guessing to the end. Like most of Ms. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by S. K. Leggate
Although this is not MHC's best work, this book is worth the read. Nell MacDermott is toying with the idea of running for office. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2003 by "papilionidae"
This isn't Mary Higgins Clark's best, but it's still an entertaining story. Unfortunately, I got the audio version in which the narrator's interpretation of men's voices consists... Read morePublished on July 15 2002 by Diane Davis
I enjoy Mary-Higgins Clark a great deal, and found I enjoyed this book pretty well. It took a bit of getting into at first, but after the first couple chapters, it had my attention... Read morePublished on July 11 2002 by J. Kirkman
I am frankly disgusted with Jan Maxwell's reading of this novel. Her reading is at best whiny and annoying rather than representing the strength of character that the various... Read morePublished on May 20 2002 by Katie F.