Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Honeymoon by James Patterson

In an attempt to thwart any terrorist related attacks, the FBI has generated a list of individuals with large sums of money who recently made transfers to off shore accounts. Enter interior decorator Nora Sinclair, who recently deposited millions of dollars to an account in the Cayman Islands.

Upon further investigation, it becomes clear that Nora's forty year old fiance has recently died. Because Nora's first husband also died young and under mysterious circumstances, this becomes a red flag for the FBI. It is also no surprise that she is listed as the sole benefactor of Connor Brown's will. Posing as life insurance representative Craig Reynolds in charge of Nora's claim, FBI special agent John O'Hara goes undercover to capture the woman who has a panache for killing her lovers.

While working the case, O'Hara can help but being attracted to Nora, who for all intents and purposes is exactly like black widow spider that kills her suitors after mating. Unable to resist the temptation, John succumbs to his desires, which not only comprises the case but also his life.

Not all of Patterson's books are up to snuff, but Honeymoon is one of his better thrillers with plenty of twists along the way to keep the reader guessing. I listened to the downloadable audiobook version from MyMediaMall, which is narrated by actor Campbell Scott (Singles, Dying Young), who did a stellar job.

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