TEMPTING THE DEVIL

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How far would you go
to protect a source? This topical question is central
to this complex and gripping new thriller from the clever imagination
of bestselling author Potter. Using her talent for tight plotting, Potter combines critical plot revelations with forward character movement to maintain a driving pace. Readers will be constantly guessing and second-guessing motives and actions along with the heroine. Truly excellent suspense.

Journalist Robin Stuart is about to latch onto the biggest and most dangerous story of her career. While investigating the murder of three policemen, she follows her instincts and pressures a source for information. What she learns puts her right in the crosshairs of both law enforcement and Hydra, a Southern-style mafia.

With her source terrified, Robin is trapped by her ethics and her concern about corruption on the inside. FBI agent Ben Taylor has been after Hydra for a long time and, unfortunately, his experiences have left him with little respect for reporters. But Robin's courage and honor touch Ben -- and infuriate him, for he fears that she's now a walking target. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith