Claire is supposed to take over her family's huge defense company -- tomorrow. Which would be fine if she weren't being held hostage in a mental institution. When she sneaks out in the back of Josh's car, only quick talking and the hired killers who appear keep him from turning her in. Soon they are running for their lives while trying to quietly engineer the re-takeover
of her family's company. Kerry Connor breaks the mold with Beautiful Stranger (4). The characters have depth, the plot is smooth and detailed -- the story's only real fault is that it has to end.