By Barbara Parker
Dutton - May 2000
ISBN:  0525945423

Reviewed by: Pam Stone, MyShelf.Com
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Suspicion of Malice is the third installment of Gail Conner and Anthony Quintana -- Suspicion of Deceit was first and Suspicion Betrayal was second. 

 The barbaric murder of Roger Cresswell took place in the shadows of an exclusive party on the Miami waterfront. The Victim is the heir to a yacht building family, and the suspects abound within this family driven by jealousy, greed, and malice. Bobby Gonzales is accused of killing Cresswell, and he is the secret lover of Angela Quintana. Angela goes to Gail Conner (her fathers ex-lover) and asks her to help clear Bobby. Angela tells Gail that Bobby has an airtight alibi that happens to be represented by Anthony Quintana.  The air crackles with electricity when Anthony and Gail find themselves locked together on opposite sides of a capital case, but with an innocent mans life hanging in the balance, there is no room for venomous emotions and no margin for error, somehow they must work together to save Bobby’s life.  Could this case destroy whatever is left of their relationship completely or bring them closer than ever before? 

Barbara Parker writes piercing dialogue and brings a great cast of characters who are very interesting to life.  The plot moved swiftly to a gratifying end.  Best of all was the sparks between the two protagonists that kept things animated throughout the book.

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