by Ann McMan


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Tim Donovan is a Catholic priest with a guilty conscience—though not in the way you’d guess. And Katherine Donne is a Parisian socialite who long ago kicked her self-respect to the curb—for good and for ill. And much closer, we have a group of men whose fortunes, graying temples and positions in life are distinguished and enviable. But their morals? Anything but. And that’s where Evan Reed comes in. Evan (short for Evangeline) is a highly principled political operative with an imperfect past, tasked with uncovering compromising material on a rotten judge up for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court before he can be rushed through confirmation.

Evan knows it won't be simple to find damaging information against the judge because he's been vetted many times before. When Evan pulls the string after an interview with a cryptic madman, she finds herself struggling to solve a puzzle that gets more complex by the hour. And where crime, money, conscience, and greed come together, danger is sure to lurk. In this sequel to Dust, Ann McMan takes the reader on an intense journey into a world that lies just beneath the thin veneer of civilization—a world teeming with power struggles and warped desires, and a subculture of promises made, kept, and broken.

As Evan pushes further into peril, her personal life sparks into flame with the increasing presence of the ravishing Julia Donne, a book publisher with a progressive bent and troubling questions about her late father. McMan’s specialty of intertwining a hot romance into heart-pounding suspense just keeps getting better and better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612941592
Publisher: Bywater Books MI
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Series: Evan Reed Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

ANN McMAN is the author of nine novels and two short story collections. A Lambda Literary Award winner, she is also a two-time Independent Publisher (IPPY) medalist, a seven-time recipient of Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, and a laureate of the Alice B. Foundation for her outstanding body of work. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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“In this thrilling, thoughtful novel, Ann McMan confronts the dark demons so many survivors—and perpetrators—grapple with. Galileo is a story of bold risks, heavy consequences, and the enduring power of bravery, brains, and love.” —ELIZABETH SIMS, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the Lillian Byrd Mystery Series

“It took courage to write Galileo, to take on its controversial themes, and it took talent to write it this exquisitely—Ann McMan has courage and talent by the bucket load. Galileo is powerful, elegant—and in the best tradition of storytelling—a page-turner that is impossible to put down.”—ANN APTAKER, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the Cantor Gold Mystery Series

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