Anger and impulse have unknowingly saved Julie Carlsons life. Suspecting that her husband Sid is cheating on her, Julie follows Sid out of the house in the middle of the night and tracks him to the seedy section of town. What Julie doesnt realize is at that same moment, hitman Roger Basta is waiting outside in the dark to dispose of her.

However, Julies surveillance expertise leaves a lot to be desired and she quickly loses Sid. When her car is stolen, Julie is suddenly trapped outside a notorious gay bar known as the Pink Pussycat.

Former cop turned private investigator Mac McQuary is undercover at the bar as a blonde drag queen while he and his partner Hinkle gather evidence in a divorce case. Mac stumbles across a stranded Julie and comes to her assistance.

When Mac discovers who Julie is, he realizes that he has been handed a stroke of luck. By helping Julie, Mac can begin to gather evidence to gain revenge on the man who helped destroy his career Sid Carlson.

What starts out as a simple divorce case gets much more complicated when it becomes apparent that someone wants Julie very dead.

Trust author Karen Robards to deliver up another choice romantic thriller. TO TRUST A STRANGER is vintage Robards. (Dec., 341 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith