A psychologist with intimacy issues. A man with dark secrets. And murder amid the madness of New Orleans Mardi Gras, where no one is what they seem, and evil is only a whisper away.
Rita Brooks has her life in control, with a satisfying job and an Internet relationship with a man a safe distance away. But before she can meet Brian LaPorte in person, Rita is nearly killed in a horrific accident. She emerges from a coma remembering a cryptic message given to her by another soul. When Brian’s brother, Christopher, shows up, demanding to know what part she played in his suicide attempt, she’s sure that soul was Brian. To make sense of his urgent message, she must go to New Orleans.
Christopher is the shadow to Brian’s light, everything that intimidates … and draws her. Unfortunately, she needs his help, because Brian had shadows, too, and someone is trying to kill her to keep those shadows secret. Amidst the chaotic revelry of Mardi Gras, she is plunged into a bizarre masquerade where masks conceal dark secrets, deep longings … and murderous intent.
Note: This book was published as The King of Nothing. Originally published by St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
Look for Jaime Rush's Offspring series, from Avon Books! Sexy…dangerous…outcasts. They possess extraordinary abilities, and someone is hunting them down.