by Tori Carrington

May 2006
ISBN: 0-373-79253-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #249
Mass Market Paperback

Alan Chevalier is a burned out alcoholic homicide detective that has fallen off the wagon and is in great danger of losing what little he has left in life. His latest case has him tracking the “Quarter Killer” a serial killer that has struck the French Quarter at least twice maybe more. When he comes face to face with Molly Laraway he thinks perhaps the alcohol has finally got the better of him since she looks just like one of the murder victims. Has this detective finally hit bottom?

Molly Laraway has taken time off from her job and come to the Big Easy to help find her sister’s killer. Not only were Claire and Molly sisters but they were twins and Molly won’t rest until she sees justice even if it means she has to work with the lead cop on the case, Alan Chevalier. From all appearances she wonders if he is up to the task of tracking a killer at all.

I have said in the past that Tori Carrington is an author not afraid to take chances and push a story to the limits. This is done in Submission and done very well. The gritty edges of Alan Chevalier are shown to perfection, as are his demons in battling the bottle. Carrington also shows how unexplained chemistry works in relationships as Molly is drawn to the hard-edged detective for reasons she can’t really explain. Using elements that one would think would not be conducive to creating a satisfying romance Carrington has penned a superb story in Submission. Submission is by far my favorite of the Dangerous Liaisons trilogy and proves once again why Tori Carrington is a can’t miss author.

Do yourself a favor and track down this trilogy and take a break in the Big Easy this weekend. You will discover New Orleans and Tori Carrington are at their absolute best. Enjoy!

Reviewed in May 2006 by Barbara.

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