The newest red-hot thriller from Robards places her unsuspecting heroine smack in the middle of murder and conspiracy at the White House. The pace is fast and furious as Jessica struggles to survive a byzantine maze of death and treachery. There's a reason Robards is tops in her genre, and this book just reinforces it!

Attorney Jessica Ford is on a secret mission from her boss, a longtime friend of first lady Annette Cooper. The first lady has escaped from the White House and her Secret Service detail and is drinking alone in a bar. Jessica is supposed to get her back safely, but something goes wrong and Annette, the chauffeur and a Secret Service agent are killed in a car accident. Jessica survives, but when someone tries to kill her in the hospital, she realizes they want no witnesses alive. Mark Ryan, the head of the Secret Service detail, wants answers. Keeping tabs on Jessica may be his best option. (PUTNAM, Mar., 384 pp., $24.95)
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Jill M. Smith