Book Review

PITCH BLACK
by Leslie Parrish

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

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The second installment of Parrish's back-to-back thrillers employs a killer who is clever and remorseless but refrains from striking the killing blow. All of the Black CATs have baggage or attitude issues, which gives Parrish plenty to work with. Elegantly woven plots, filled with action and psychological drama, make this dynamic series mesmerizing.

After nearly dying during a case gone bad and becoming persona non grata, former FBI profiler Alec Lambert takes a job with Wyatt Blackstone's FBI cyber crime unit. Ironically, the first case Alec is handed involves the same serial killer his old unit has been hunting for years. The Professor, who places his victims in mortal peril and then watches them die, is now using Internet schemes to hunt down vulnerable and gullible victims. Reclusive Internet scam expert Samantha Dalton may provide a link to the cold-blooded killer. She has unwittingly become
his obsession. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Aug., 368
pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE

Published: August 2009

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

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Pitch Black

Submitted by Robin in PA on August 22, 2010 - 10:40am.

Special Agent Alec Lambert has been on the trail of the Professor for some time. Now working with the FBI's Cyber Action Team, he has once again run across the Professor, a serial killer who lures his victims with Internet scams. Alec soon discovers that the killer has contacted scam expert Samantha Dalton. Recruiting Sam to help the FBI with this case, Alec becomes attracted to her. As they draw closer to discovering the Professor's identity, they realize Sam may be the killer's next target.

Another great romantic suspense story in Parrish's Black CATs series. I had the killer all picked out in the first half of the book. Well, I was totally wrong. This book has enough plot twists to keep you guessing. It also has an interesting sub-plot that I hope they pick up in the next book. The characters are well-drawn. The heroine could have made the usual too-stupid-to-live choices that romance heroines make. Luckily, the author chose to create a smart heroine who doesn't take chances. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 4.5 Stars.