Mira, Apr 2002, 22.95, 347 pp.
In Key Largo, Kelsey Cunningham confronts Dane Whitelaw as to the whereabouts of his former lover Sheila Warren missing a week and last seen with him. Dane insists he knows nothing, but Kelsey believes he is lying. She is right as Dane struggles with the photo left under his door that showed a dead Sheila on his property.
Dane tries to persuade Kelsey to stay out, but she refuses and continues to make inquires as to the last of Sheila. However, someone reacts to her investigation by trying to shut her up. As the danger mounts for Kelsey, Dane attempts to learn who is setting him up to take the fall and how to keep the younger sister of a friend safe. Even as she wonders if Dane killed Sheila, Kelsey turns to him as the man she has always loved to protect her and to assist him with learning the truth.
HURRICANE BAY is a strong investigative tale loaded with danger, romance, and deep characterizations. The story line contains romantic elements, but the tale belongs to the action and tension of the investigation. Kelsey is an intrepid heroine refusing to quit though she places her life in danger. Dane is the strong silent type who knows he must find out who is setting him up while keeping his beloved safe. Though why Kelsey would place herself in peril as she does (even Dane questions that) seems a stretch even for the deepest of friendships, fans will relish Heather Graham's strong stormy tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner