A mother with a bruised face—who makes her living as an exotic dancer at a gentlemen's club—approaches corporate attorney Rachel Powers for help with a child custody case. She names wealthy entrepreneur Logan McCain as the father of her twins and claims that he has threatened to take the children. Although her tale and bruises are disturbing, Rachel's lack of experience in domestic law makes her refuse the case.

When the woman is murdered and the twins disappear, Rachel comes face to face with a desperate Logan. She quickly deduces that he's not the
monster the young woman led her to believe, so she joins forces with him
to track down the murderer and find
the missing children. Their search for the twins puts them on a trail filled
with dead bodies, a sadistic kidnapper and deadly sexual games all connected
to the gentlemen's club where the dead woman worked.

Wayne spins a page-turning thriller
with suspense that runs high from
beginning to end and some wonderful
and unexpected twists. Logan and
Rachel share great chemistry, and
their transition from cautious acquaintances to passionate lovers adds a
realistic, appealing touch. (Jun., 320
pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mitchell