Television journalist Sally Harrington (heroine of Van Wormer bestsellers Expos and The Last Lover) is once again hard at work juggling everything from dog care and mobsters to her demanding boss and various admirers in this humorous, fast-paced romantic suspense novel. As the story begins, Sally's boss, Alexandra Waring, hands Sally the task of producing a big special for DBS News on the Presario crime family, a plum assignment with strings and danger attached. Sally, as it happens, already has a history with important members of the family. Her connection is legal as well as personal: she is slated to be a witness at an upcoming murder trial involving the Presarios. Sally's sangfroid is tested by the body found in the trunk of her car, an assassination attempt and her seemingly impossible assignment, but she is an irrepressible and likable heroine. Van Wormer combines Manhattan chic with Godfather menace and Hollywood glitz to create an exotic playing field on which Sally is completely at home. Add a dozen or so well-drawn characters to the mix including the aging head of the Presario clan, a movie star looking for love, a mysterious federal agent and a starstruck college intern and things never get dull. This is a satisfying page-turner, distinguished by the liveliness of Sally's first-person narration. Its November publication date makes it too late for beach season, but it could occupy an evening or two by the fire just as well. Author tour.
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In Van Wormer's third Sally Harrington novel, the former small-town reporter is now working as a producer and assistant to the anchor at DBS News headquartered in New York City. It's such a great place to work that they've even provided day care for her adorable mutt. She's assigned an exciting new project, a true-crime miniseries revolving around a case to which she is intimately connected, a show that will catapult her into the ranks of TV's highest rated news producers. Of course, there are complications: a dead body in the trunk of her rental car, a boss in hiding, gunshots fired at her bulletproof office window, a huge round bed in her sublet, and numerous former lovers re-entering her life. The action really heats up when Lilliana Martin, movie star and daughter of an organized crime family, shows up at Sally's rural Connecticut home with boxes of photos and family memorabilia, but Sally, consumed by all the love interests in her life, never seems to realize the danger she's in. Van Wormer's frothy blend of glitz, glamour, and romantic suspense will thrill her fans but may prove confusing to readers who aren't familiar with Sally's exploits from Expose (1999) and The Last Lover [BKL S 1 00]. Diana Tixier Herald
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I have been following this storyline, and its been good but...this is almost like a serial story where the story doesn't really have a conclusion. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2002 by Biblioholic
What do these things have in common? A dead body inside of the trunk of a rental car? Someone's boss in hiding? Gun shots being fired at a bullet-proof window? Read morePublished on Dec 28 2001 by Victoria Taylor Murray