AGAINST THE NIGHT
With sleaze, sex and sizzle twisted into a complicated plot with strong characters and nasty villains, and set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s strip clubs, Against the Night will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Here’s an irresistible tough guy with a marshmallow center and the sassiest kindergarten teacher to ever shake her booty wrapped up in a dangerous, action-packed adventure that both know will end in heartbreak. Martin’s fans will be thoroughly satisfied and looking eagerly forward to her next book.
Private investigator Johnnie Riggs went to the Kitty Cat Club to catch a bail jumper, not the show, but he’s diverted by Angel Fontaine, who’s just about the sexiest little thing he’s ever seen dancing around a pole. But Angel has a secret: her real name is Amy Brewer, and she’s a kindergarten teacher working undercover to find her missing sister, who was working as a stripper at the club. When Johnnie learns all this, he steps in to offer assistance, which quickly turns into keeping her alive, as the trail leading to Amy’s sister is littered with sleazy rapists and thugs which seems to lead straight to a drug smuggler on the DEA’s hit list. On the way, Johnnie keeps reminding himself that an ex-mercenary with a disreputable past is no kind of life match for a kindergarten teacher — no matter how he feels about her. (MIRA, Mar., 400 pp., $7.99)