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Lethal
     

Lethal

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by Shari Shattuck
 

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While visiting Little Tokyo in downtown L.A., Callaway Wilde sees a beautiful young woman being attacked. She risks her life to help the girl and narrowly avoids a bullet, but gains a new friend, Aya. As Cally and her handsome beau, L.A.P.D. detective Evan Paley and she try to help Aya, they find themselves embroiled in a world of prostitution, international drug

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While visiting Little Tokyo in downtown L.A., Callaway Wilde sees a beautiful young woman being attacked. She risks her life to help the girl and narrowly avoids a bullet, but gains a new friend, Aya. As Cally and her handsome beau, L.A.P.D. detective Evan Paley and she try to help Aya, they find themselves embroiled in a world of prostitution, international drug cartels, murder, and the kidnapping. Aya's mysterious 'Guardian' Korosu is a man so powerful and masculine that he rivals even Evan in Callaway's affection, but is he what he seems or a man who will stop at nothing to succeed?

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Romance Junkies Reviews - staff reviewer
LETHAL is fast-paced, edgy and extremely sensual. Ms. Shattuck does a beautiful job keeping the reader glued to their seat while she weaves a tale of murder, mystery, and a passion electrifying enough to scorch you

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016000800
Publisher:
Shari Shattuck
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Series:
The Callaway Wilde Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
681,430
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

To quote one producer’s introduction, Shari Shattuck has an IMDB, (internet movie data base) list ‘as long as your arm,’ with more than two hundred television shows, films, mini-series, movies of the week and commercials on her acting resume. A few of her acting credits are the television shows, ‘Dallas,’ ‘Sisters,’ ‘Life Goes On,’ ‘The Young and the Restless,’ and ‘Babylon Five.’ Her film credits include “On Deadly Ground,” with Micheal Caine “Spy Hard,” with Leslie Neilson and “A Man of Passion,” with Anthony Quinn. In addition, she has performed most of Shakespeare’s major female roles on stage as well as a host of other characters, including the lead role in a hit production of “Cabaret.” Shari has also written and directed for the stage. Daily Variety’s rave review of her play, “In Progress,” said, “Shattuck’s delightfully romantic comedy not only displays her talent as a stage performer, but also as a writer.” Her many years of acting and directing all contributed to her sense of drama, comedy and story as a novelist.

Her first book, “Loaded,” was selected by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the Best of 2003. She has since published five novels, co-produced the film “Redemption,” with her husband, and is currently filming "Scream at the Devil," a psychological thriller due for release in 2014.

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Lethal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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MaggieMaeBooks More than 1 year ago
I had to give up on this one after about 40 pages. BORING!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was a girl I used to devour romance novels by the dozens and dream of lovely places, strong sexy men and . . . Traditional romance novels have been done to death, and sure they can be a good mindless read on days one wants to have their pulse quicken, and their imagination lit. For me they were always missing . . . Something . . . They were all just a touch too pat, too much like a standard recipe and too little imagination, lacking any real depth. Not so with 'Lethal!' I've always hungered for characters I can relate too, women I can believe exist, one's who FEEL and are not ashamed of being women! Shari MUST be one such woman, complex, feeling, deep, smart, witty and beautiful so much more on the inside than anyone could ever be on the outside. A woman not afraid to speak her mind, how else could she create women like Callie, Ginny, Aya, Sabrina and the rest? There are some books that I'll read, put down, and forget about, others I'll treasure and re-read time and again. Lethal falls into the later realm, one I'll re-read for the sheer pleasure of it, the simple joy in a plot so thick, characters so unique and strong that I cannot help but get sucked in to the action, passion and wonderful renditions of Shari¿s fertile imagination. I understand Callie, I¿ve worked with women like her both on duty and off, I have friends like her sans money, and appreciate women who stand up for each of us regardless of what it may cost. In some ways I am much like her, and can relate to the nightmares and pain of a past better soon forgotten. We¿re women however and don¿t just drop things some where in the gutter for spring rains to wash away. We¿re a real, strong and not babies! Women like Callie populate our world, and are slowly working to shape and nurture a future we can only dream of, but unlike men that¿s not a reason to shirk our responsibility to our children and theirs. Shari writes very much like someone who knows all to well how and why women like her characters feel, it is my great hope it¿s not from direct experience I am a retired cop, so I¿ve seen more than my share of ugliness, but I have to respect the brutal, raw power and integrity of Evan, Curtis and the rest of the law-enforcement types in ¿Lethal.¿ Passionate, powerful and driven too often it is all to easy to step just a bit out of bounds in the interests of truth, justice, and protection of people who cannot protect themselves. I¿ve had the honor and pleasure of working with many such women on and off duty and Shari paints them with respect, honesty and understanding in a way few people can really appreciate. Again, if God forbid Shari had to live through even the smallest of what¿s she¿s written I only hope she had men like these by her side to give her a hand. ¿Lethal¿ is an amazing and wonderful work, some of the best writing and character development I¿ve ever seen and a plot that has you riveted to the very last page. Amazing, powerful, deeply moving, and a very solid literary masterpiece, ¿Lethal¿ should slake anyone¿s hunger for a good read. Shari paints women as we are, and paints us well! She has a mighty pen, and an ability to render into black and white a tapestry so rich that the great masters are left humbled! Bravo! Thank you very much, keep up the great work Shari!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Los Angeles, Calloway ¿Cally¿ Wilde finishes her shopping at the Little Tokyo Plaza and heads towards her car, when she sees a man with a gun accost an Asian girl. She intercedes using her umbrella as a weapon, but the guy shoots her before fleeing the scene. Although not much more than a scratch, the potential victim Aya Aikosha insures Cally goes to the hospital. --- As Cally and Aya become acquainted, she begins to realize that a seemingly everyday occurrence, a mugging, is just the tip of the iceberg. Soon with her beloved Detective Evan Paley at her side more to do the impossible and keep her safe, Cally investigates illegal drug activities, the Geisha and homicide. However, someone perhaps the guy with the gun who introduced her to Aya, wants to silent the nosy American. Even Evan may prove not enough. --- LETHAL is a fast-paced investigative tale LOADED with plenty of action and strong characters especially the heroine, who is a Good Samaritan instead of the ¿Bad Girl¿ label. The story line grips the audience once Cally intercedes in the mugging and never slows down until Los Angeles residents will feel they were hit by an earthquake. Shari Shattuck writes a fine romantic mystery with the emphasis on the wild female champion digging deeper into what is going on as much as her own grave if she is not cautious (a word not fully in her vocabulary).--- Harriet Klausner