For me, Linda Howard has been a hit or miss author. Her latest romantic suspense novel Death Angel, really held my interest.
Drea Rousseau, young, beautiful and sexy is a kept woman by Rafael Salinas, a notorious crime lord. One day Salinas hires an" Assassin" who wants to have sex with Drea as payment for the job. Salinas agrees to this, and when Drea learns about this she is outraged. She takes the jewelry that Salinas gave her, accesses his bank account, and transfers two million dollars to her account before fleeing. Infuriated by this betrayal, Salinas hires the Assassin to kill Drea.
While being pursued Drea has a car accident, and is left for dead, but after being dead for an hour she returns to life. She becomes a changed woman in the process. To say any more would mean "spoilers". Although some of this book (after Drea comes back to life) is a bit corny, this book was still a fun read. Recommended for romantic suspense fans.
RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED - 10/17/08