Larson and Hope Stevens spent forty-one days together and then were
lost to each other for almost six years. Roland Larson, a deputy
with the U. S. Marshals Service, was guarding Hope Stevens. Hope had
information against The Romero family, which the Justice Department
considered extremely valuable and made her very dangerous to the
Romero's. After several attempts on her life, the government decided
to move forward and place Hope in the Witness Protection Program. On
their 41st day together Hope asked Larson to cut and run
- go with her - live with her. He hesitated and the next day she was
Almost six years later Roland Larson is living in St.
Louis and attending a Shakespeare play- somehow always hoping that
thru Hope's love of Shakespeare that he might find her once again.
Just as he thought he heard her laugh and looked around he saw two
agents headed towards him and soon he was off on an assignment that
would lead him from one end of the United States to the other on a
quest to protect Hope Stevens and her daughter who were on the run
and at risk from the Romeros who wanted Hope dead. The entire
Witness Protection Program was at risk. Uncle Leo, the man who wrote
the code for Laena, the master witness protection list, had been
kidnapped. Leo Markowitz' assistant had been murdered. When Larson
viewed the body of Leo's assistant he recognized the razor slash
across the assistant's throat as a signature cut used in an earlier
murder when the Romero family killed one of Hope's guards in an
attempt to capture her.
Larson finally catches up with Hope
who has already heard the warning she was told to listen for if ever
the Witness Protection Program was in danger. Together they follow
the bloody trail across the country in the search for Uncle Leo and
Penny, Hope's daughter.
Penny has had to move around with
her mother and has learned the art of survival. Ridley Pearson
introduces you to a very resourceful mother and daughter who have
learned to take advantage of any opportunity to protect themselves
from their enemies.
This book is extremely fast paced and
very descriptive. One you won't easily forget.
PATRICIA E. REID
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