WARRIOR WITHOUT A CAUSE
Tessa D'Angelo idealized her district attorney father. Then he killed himself in connection with a drug scandal. When she is attacked trying to clear her father's name, she goes to Jack Chaney, the only man who can help her. She wants him to teach her how to stay alive while she investigates her father's life. Cynical Jack, who has his own demons, doesn't want to be responsible for her, but their sexual attraction is strong, and Tessa is a determined heroine. Despite the inherent sensuality, Warrior Without a Cause (3) by Nancy Gideon is thwarted by awkward dialogue and a heroine who's too edgy to be likable or sympathetic.