In ROYAL PURSUIT (1), Susan Kearney resolves the story of the
assassination attempts on the Vashmiran royal family. When an attempt is made
on the life of Prince Alexander, ambassador to America, he goes into hiding and
hires private investigator Taylor Welles to protect him and help find the culprits.
Taylor finds the right disguise for the prince, andposing as husband and
wifethe pair is hired as handyman and gardener at the embassy to do their
Ms. Kearney's predictable and contrived plot lacks story tension. Taylor
is more complex with emotional baggage, but Alex's attempts to be considerate
and sympathetic make him rather bland.