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LETHAL OPTION
P.J. LAWTON
ISBN: 9781413779301
July 2005
Publish America
111 E. Church St, Frederick, Maryland 21701
Trade Paperback
$16.95
142 Pages
Action / Adventure
Rating: 4 Cups

Winston Simon is a private investigator; not exactly his intended profession, but after an unfortunate encounter with a scud missile his police career was over. This job may be coming to an end as well, if he wants to keep one lovely lady happy. He just has a few loose ends to tie up first.

Dr. Lana Elmore is the surgeon who patched Simon up after taking a bullet through his shoulder. Her first fiancé was a DEA agent killed in the line of duty. Now, years later, she is falling for another man intent on risking his life to complete a job.

Simon is not sure if he is ready to call it quits in the P.I. business. He is not what you would call an adrenaline junky, but doing a monotonous job day in and day out will take some getting used to. However, he understands Lana’s reticence about his job, especially after the very close calls he has had. But something always seems to pop up just when he thinks he is ready to make the change. One such case is the death of his godmother, which causes Simon to take on the very deadly and dangerous Monarch gang, and ultimately the Galendez cartel. His job suddenly becomes much more lethal, and Lana has had enough. Simon has a choice to make; walk away from the promise he made to Lana, or the one he made to himself. Either option could prove lethal.

This story is the ultimate Catch 22 for Simon; does he choose his love or his need to see justice done? Simon is a very determined and unwavering individual when it comes to seeing the criminals punished. A man you would definitely want on your side if you were in trouble. This story is chock full of his harrowing and near death cases. However, his relationship with Lana is left to shrivel in the heat of his desire to hunt down murderers and drug runners. I leave it to you to decide if he is successful in choosing the right path.

Lototy
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