Shaw Kennard has been hired to kill Jordie Bennet, but when they meet in a low-life bar along the bayou, sparks fly. Instead of killing her, he abducts her and begins an intense, and dangerous, negotiation with the gangster who wants her dead—her life in exchange for a rather large sum of money. Shaw and Jordie find themselves racing to stay one step ahead of the gangster and the FBI in Sting by Sandra Brown, a thrill-a-minute suspense tale that provides richly delineated characters and a Fodor’s Guide tour of the backwater bayou country. Brown drills deep inside the characters’ emotions and desires, and coaxes out a story that will keep you reading. Some of the blurbs bill this as a romantic mystery, but take my word for it, this isn’t chick-lit. Sure, there are a few love scenes and somewhat tender moments, but this is gritty fiction that’ll please any mystery fan.
I received this book as a gift. Five stars to Sting, six stars to the person who gave me the book.