Image of Tempting Evil


Image of Tempting Evil

Escaped killers and their deadly
obsessions are the continuity thread
in Brennan's Prison Break trilogy. The creepy factor is high in book two, with villains, whose thought processes underscore the twisted way a mind can work. When you pick up a Brennan novel, you know you're in for a wild ride that will scare you silly.

Author Joanna Sutton faced horrible loss after her husband and young son were murdered by her sister's abusive boyfriend. He was sent to San Quentin, where he was killed by Aaron Doherty, an inmate who's developed an obsessive attachment to Joanna. When an earthquake damages the prison, Aaron and several others escape. For Aaron, finding Joanna and culminating their "love" is all that matters.

Montana Sheriff Tyler McBride has his hands full with a massive winter storm and a group of stranded Boy Scouts. Then he gets news about two escaped murderers stalking Joanna. For Joanna, helping run her family's lodge has kept her sane, but now that sanctuary is threatened by the arrival of terrifying, twisted killers. (BALLANTINE, Jun., 448 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith