By Kelly Lange
Unique booklet: 2003
Channel six tv reporter Maxi Poole is on project to hide the homicide of Gillian Rose, co-owner of 1 of the biggest nutrition and herb outlets on the planet. Arriving on the crime sight, Maxi experiences Gillian's physique, attempting to make feel of the scene in entrance of her. Days later, a person breaks into the house of Carter Rose, Gillian's husband, in a failed try to homicide him. A shaken Carter asks Maxi for assist in discovering Gillian's killer. Maxi can't support being intrigued by way of the magnetic Carter Rose. His earnestness, dazzling shyness, playful wit, and boyish attractiveness all upload as much as one lethal beautiful package deal. As Maxi will get sucked into Carter's international, she has to confront his indiscriminate philandering and shadowy buddies. yet Maxi isn't in any respect ready for what she unearths whilst she will get right into a locked dossier within the channel six newsroom--the notorious "dead file."
* The Reporter, Kelly Lange's newest novel, used to be released in Mysterious Press hardcover in 3/02 and is a Featured trade of The secret Guild(R). it is going to be released in Warner paperback in 4/03.
* Lange can also be the writer of Gossip (1998) and Trophy spouse (1996), released via Simon & Schuster. a widely known tv anchor-reporter in l. a., Lange is the recipient of diverse honors.
* Lange's protagonist is enticing and outrageous, and fanatics of Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, and Lauren Henderson will welcome one other contender to the secret cabinets.
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