Twenty eight years ago, Carson 'donated' his sperm for the sum of $20,000. With the money he earned he starts his own business and pushes it to the very top. Twenty-eight years later he begins to feel his own mortality and wonders if his 'donation' created a child. Before he is able to find his offspring, however, he is shot and seriously wounded. His corporate lawyer, Dylan, who is more like a son, goes in search for his child and finds a young successful and affluential business women. Sabrina is not only shocked to find that she has a father, but he is lying in Intensive care with no sure guarantee of his survival. Curious to meet this father she has never met, she travels to New York. Willing to help in anyway, she accepts Carson's offer to act as President of his company.
With a killer still on the loose and attempts at both Sabrina's life and Dylan's, a race is set to find answers before it is too late.
This report prepared by Denys King
Pocket, Feb 2003, 7.99, 496 pp.
On Labor Day in a New York City office building containing international leader Ruisseau Fragrance Corporation, an unknown assailant shoots CEO Carson Brooks. The only other person in the complex on this holiday is the company's corporate attorney Dylan Newport. Luckily, he was coming to see Carson so he is able to call 911 and save the life of the man who has been more of a father to him than he is his employer.
As he lies near death, Carson asks Dylan to learn whether he ever became a father when he donated his seed in an article insemination case almost three decades ago. Dylan carries out his mentor's request because he knows Carson needs a kidney transplant to live as his wound has caused renal failure. He learns that Carson sired a daughter, Sabrina Radcliffe, CEO of the center for Creative Thinking and Leadership. NYPD suspect Dylan as the most likely felon. Meanwhile, he persuades Sabrina to meet Carson. As Sabrina and Dylan fall in love, he knows a killer remains on the loose, but cannot fathom the motive unless it is the product C'est Moi that owns the perfume world.
SCENT OF DANGER is an exhilarating romantic suspense combines a love story, a relationship drama, and a police procedural into a delightful tale. The prime focus is more on the impact of Carson's shooting on people in his sphere of influence including his “newly” found family than on the romance. Though the police especially the “bad” cop seem stereotyped, readers will relish this fast-paced tale starring delightful lead characters.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner