Date: September, 2002
it at Amazon
Notes: Deaf Characters - Richard Clifford (recurring character,
small role here, no explicit content)
The Hawkman Series, No. 4
Picture it . . . bright, sparkling, beautiful diamonds. In Betty
Sullivan LaPierre's new book, Dirty Diamonds, the gems are
stolen, hot, and just possibly lethal. Jamey Gray is a beautiful
young woman. She's also calculating, cold and determined. After
her part in a diamond robbery in Oklahoma, Jamey drives to the safety
of a cottage in Oregon. Along the way, she sheds her boyfriend (now
the sole robbery suspect), changes her name, and begins a new life,
complete with a fortune in stolen diamonds.
for her (and the diamonds') safety, she decides to hire a bodyguard:
Tom Casey, a.k.a. Hawkman. As she vaguely describes her fears, Hawkman
is sure that she's hiding more than she's telling. He's so sure
that he refuses to take the case. After an incensed Jamey flounces
off, he finds that he can't get her or her worries out of his mind.
Not sure exactly why, he decides to quietly find out why Jamey's
really afraid. Hawkman slowly puts the pieces together and realizes
Jamey was involved in the robbery, she is in danger and she's still
Betty Sullivan LaPierre quickly draws you into the story. We are
well acquainted with Jamey and her trickery long before she plaintively
tells Hawkman her story. We silently encourage him to keep digging
and keep following so that he can catch up to us. And of course
he does. The straight-as-an-arrow, kind-hearted Hawkman is a great
contrast to the devious, manipulative Jamey. Their verbal fencing
adds another dimension to an already strong and engrossing story.
This is a great series. It has an interesting, realistic cast of
characters (who are by now old friends), and the plots never disappoint.
They have become even more complex and satisfying as the series