Author and attorney Susan Schaab introduces us to Evie Sullivan,
an overworked young associate who is in line for a partnership
with a large law firm that specializes in intellectual property
rights. The use of telephone calls and emails as a device
to set the stage and tell the story is a little boring and
confusing in the first chapter. But hang in there and you
will become immersed in a deadly thriller that nearly destroys
Evie’s reputation and almost ends her life.
When she thwarted the advances of a senior partner, who tried
to push his way into her hotel room, she made an enemy. Eventually
he would isolate and terrorize her with his ability to use
her identity and to set her up as an unknowing victim at the
mercy of foreign businessmen, who are in league with a U.S.
senator that her firm represents.
Unfortunately Evie promised not to report Alan’s sexual
harassment because he swore that it would not happen again.
Although the firm is aware of his many abusive escapades with
other women, Evie is reluctant to disclose the details of
his advances now that it appears he is setting her up. Will
the partners think that she is just using this as an excuse
for what seems to be poor work product and bad client interaction
on her part?
Fortunately Evie allows herself to trust Joe, an adventurous
software developer whose expertise with technology helps her
to unravel the plot. Of course this friendship blossoms into
an exciting romance that takes them from coast to coast into
a glamorous world of beautiful beaches and high-class evenings.
Joe turns out be a true gentleman who puts up with Evie’s
insistence on separate rooms. The book is remarkable in that
there are no blatant sex scenes—just tender romance.
The characters are memorable and the vicarious technological
insights are very interesting.
Galavant Press, LLC appears to be inextricably linked with
Susan Schaab. Kudos to her if she has set up her own independent
publishing company. The editing is flawless and the cover
has already won an award.
-Review by Jill Stovall, Armchair Interviews