When Hobnor Gillette’s four-year-old daughter, Emily, informs her that a sick man is lying in their front yard, Honor rushes from her house to help him. But the “sick” man turns out to be Lee Coburn, accused of murdering seven men in cold blood the night before. Deadly, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won’t be hurt as long as she does as he asks.
But everything changes when Honor witnesses a shocking act of brutality-and makes a terrifying discover that even those closest to her can’t be trusted. Coburn claims that her late husband, Eddie, possessed something extremely valuable that places Honor and her daughter in grave danger. Honor has no idea what Eddie was hiding, but Corburn convinces her that he must find it before it falls into the hands of The Bookkeeper, a merciless crime boss who will stop at nothing until they are dead. From FBI offices in Washington, D.C., to a rundown shrimp boat in coastal Louisiana, the desperate trio run for their lives from the very people sworn to protect them, and , risking all, unravel a web of corruption and depravity that threatens not only them, but the fabric of our society.
Lethal by Sandra Brown