|Plot Summary of Behind the Mask|
Mira, Dec 2002
Though several years have passed, former Houston police officer Michael Sullivan still feels guilt over the death of his partner. Mike goes out of his way to help Pete's family. When Adam Webster offers a million dollars to find his missing wife and son, Mike accepts the offer though he finds his client distasteful. Mike sees the payoff as a means of assisting Pete's family.
Mike tracks Adam's wife to New Orleans where she works as a waitress at a diner. Lily Tremont claims to be a widow raising her son. She fled her spouse Adam not because of his treatment of her as a trophy wife sex kitten, but when she realized he will one day kill their child. Following the call back to Miami, Mike realizes he made an error and now tries to keep Lily and her son safe. However, Mike and Lily fall in love.
Though the plot is exciting as so many romantic suspense novels are, Metsy Hingle freshens up the story line further through a strong cast. The lead couple is a wonderful pair and the secondary characters provide depth so that the audience understands the motives of Lily and Mike. Readers will wonder why Mike could not wait to learn why Lily gave up wealth for a diner even with the ticking clock and his obsession. This is a very powerful tale that will gain Ms. Hingle a lot of new readers.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Behind the Mask|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story
- 2000+ (Present Day)
- chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer
Inner struggle subplot
- angst over past traitorous lover
Main Male Character
Main Female Character
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
What % of story is romance related?
Focus of story
- equally on him and her
How much dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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