Moment Of Truth Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
What does a struggling Washington, D.C., attorney do when a high-profile client offers her one hundred thousand dollars to clear him of a two-year-old murder? Take the case! With bills to pay and a 13-year-old daughter to support, that's exactly what Kate Logan does, but unfortunately, her client is Todd Buchanan, the youngest son of a Supreme Court Justice. Todd, a smart aleck rich boy with a taste for trouble, had disappeared after his wife Molly was found murdered in a sleazy motel room by someone she met online in a sexually themed chat room. Molly is also the sister of Detective Mitch Calhoon, the man in Kate's life. As Kate expects, Mitch reacts badly when she tells him she's taken the case, but then he surprises her by offering his support even though the case will open old wounds and reveal family secrets he'd just as soon keep hidden. Gathering evidence to clear Todd takes Kate into the inner circles of D.C.'s rich and powerful and gives Kate, as well as the reader, an up close and personal look at the dark world of cybersex and sexual addiction. Although the novel's plotting isn't as seamless as one would expect from an author of Heggan's skill and following, its provocative subject matter, likeable characters and swift pacing override any shortcomings.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
Mitch Calhoon is a cop for the Metro PD. He's always believed in justice and in his opinion, Todd Buchannan needs to be brought to justice for the murder of his sister. Then he gets priceless advice which makes him realize that he's thinking as a brother, not a cop. So he decides to help Kate unravel the mystery behind the night of his sisters murder.
Moment of Truth is a suspense that will keep you guessing almost until the end. Heggan drops clues about who the real killer is, which aren't hard to pick up and piece together. It was a very satisfying and enjoyable read!
Kate Logan was a criminal lawyer in Washington, D.C. She was approached by Jessica VanDyke with a desperate plea to help her fiancé, Todd Buchanan. Molly had been his wife. When the police had gone to arrest Todd, he had already fled the country. Now he was ready to clear his name and wanted Kate to represent him. Todd and Jessica stayed hidden overseas. Kate went to work.
Kate was torn at first since Molly had been the sister of her current boyfriend, Mitch Calhoon. At the same time, Kate's ex-husband was trying to make her believe she could not take care of their thirteen year old daughter. Lastly, Molly's real murderer was still at large. And the killer had decided to stop Kate's snooping!
***** Christiane Heggan gets better with every book she writes! If anyone should ever wonder why Heggan hits the best selling list often, all they must do is read one of her books to understand. This one is a great example. The heroine, Kate, is strong, tenacious, caring, and intelligent. The author succeeds in creating a character that is very realistic and adds many twists to keep readers guessing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! *****
Having seen Kate on a CNN interview, Todd is willing to surrender to law enforcement officials if Kate defends him in court. Though she desperately needs the money, Kate worries about a conflict of interest, as the victim was the sister of her boyfriend Mitch Calhoon. Learning a bit more about the case, Kate decides an innocent man has lost two years of his life while the guilty party remains free. She accepts the case unaware of the danger her decision brings to her from an unknown assailant who prefers the status quo.
MOMENT OF TRUTH is an exciting legal thriller with strong doses of romantic suspense elements cleverly intertwined into the plot. The story line is loaded with action that mostly focuses on the idealistic Kate trying to balance the need to make a living with the needs of her clients. The secondary characters such as her daughter and her boyfriend enable the audience to understand Kate and her motives. As with another Kate starring vehicle, SUSPICION, Christiane Heggan provides fans with an entertaining tale that never slows down but also never skimps on the cast. Hopefully readers Ms. Heggan will provide legal thriller and romantic suspense readers with another Logan's run.
Most recent customer reviews
Have to wonder whether these reviews ("keeps getting better") are on the level. Overlong and most trifling of whodunits. Read morePublished on May 13 2003
This is one of those books you don't want to put down until the end. Very suspenseful and an great story!Published on April 6 2003
This was a pretty good book that ended just right. There were good characters that I would love to see return. I look forward to her next novel.Published on April 15 2002 by felmitch
1st book i have read by Christiane Heggan, this was a great book with several twist, you will be very happy buying this!Published on April 6 2002