How can Michael Sullivan say no to an offer of one million dollars to find an AWOL wife and her little boy? It doesn't take long for the hardened bounty hunter to locate Elisabeth Webster, now living in New Orleans under the pseudonym Lily and working as a waitress.

Lily married Adam Webster when she was just a girl. Once her son was born, she realized the man was a dangerous sexual predator who would not tolerate her loving anyone other than him—even his own son! When Lily realizes the drastic measures he'll take, she packs what she can—including some money and an incriminating computer disc—and takes off with her son.

What's a former cop to do once he realizes he's been helping out the bad guys?

Ms. Hingle takes her time creating a strong, believable romance, adding just the right touches of excitement to make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. (Dec., 384 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson