DIAMONDS AND DECEPTIONS
Detective Mark Banning's search for the man holding the answer to a deadly 25-year-old mystery ends at a bookstore owned by Derek Moss and his daughter, Brooke. Posing as an aspiring writer, Mark hopes to gain Derek's trust and unlock the tragic secret he has hidden for so many years. His plan works well, until the beautiful and innocent Brooke presents an unexpectedly passionate complication. The Parks Empire miniseries continues with Marie Ferrarella's Diamonds and Deceptions (3). The mystery compels, and the setup for future tales entices. But Brooke's unfailingly sunny disposition is grating.