2015 Readers' Favorite International Awards: Bronze Medal; Fiction: Thriller
2015 Great Southeast Book Festival - Top Ten Honorable Mention
"This was a real page turner, and the writing wonderful."
"This is a top shelf fiction thriller by a great writer."
"The author does a wonderful job of building suspense and keeping the reader flipping the pages."
In this two-time award-winning thriller, Florida Governor Michael Romano becomes embroiled in a moral dilemma that threatens to shatter his marriage and political career.
Romano, whose political success has been built on a platform of morality, is laser-focused on his agenda to enact stricter abortion legislation in his state. While campaigning to further his agenda, he meets a wealthy young widow, Kristin Long, who sets her sites on the governor. Despite a faithful marriage of seventeen years, Romano is drawn into a lustful affair that, despite precautions, results in an unintended pregnancy. Now Kristin wants him and his baby, and she will publicly destroy him if he doesn't leave his wife to marry her.
Romano finds himself walking a tightrope, where a single misstep can ruin his carefully-constructed personal and political life. Choice takes on a whole new meaning for Romano as he plumbs his conscience and weighs his ever-narrowing options.
Romano's moral compass is irreversibly skewed once he decides to set in motion a fatal plan that will allow him to pull free from the tangled web he has woven.
When Kristin's dead body is found on a beach in Miami, her murder is attributed to a serial killer, and the case is closed. Romano draws his first easy breath in months. He's safe.
Or is he?
The Miami police may have closed the books on the case, but to Jake Miller, a former NYPD detective and long-lost brother of Kristin Long, things just don't add up. Using his finely-honed instincts and drawing on his law enforcement experience and connections, Jake follows clues that lead him to the Governor's Mansion.
When he confronts Romano with what he knows but can't prove, he's certain he'll get the Governor's steely façade to crack. But Romano, raised in the Little Italy district of the Bronx, has already fought his way through major obstacles to get where he is, and no one is going to take that away from him. A gritty battle of wills between the two men leaves Romano unscathed.
Dejected but not defeated, Jake--whose tenacity and sense of justice are his driving forces--realizes that even though he may not be able to nail Governor Romano in a court of law, there's another way to hit Romano where he lives and balance the scales of justice.
As one reviewer said, "I kept wondering right up until the end how she (the author) would have the self-righteous, hypocritical Governor Romano get his comeuppance. Well, did she ever! And I never guessed how. Bravo!"
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About the Author
I am a feminist, but I am decidedly feminine. A woman's greatest charms lay in her ability to be womanly--to be aware of and embrace her sexuality--while asserting her rights as a person. The two are not inconsistent.
Both MORAL INFIDELITY and DOUBLING BACK TO LOVE have elements of feminist issues within their pages. But more than that, there are the human issues that affect relationships, and those human issues are the foundation for my stories, building mystery and intrigue around the matter of what makes men men, and women women, and how they reconcile their sexuality individually, and together. These issues are illuminated in my non-fiction, self-help book for women, Book 1 of HE'S JUST A MAN: Making the Most of Your Womanly Power.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this startling, fresh, exciting read very much! It has unexpected twists and turns and the characters were so real I kept forgetting that it was fiction. The author obviously knows the Roe and Wade subject! and the Miami\Florida scene! this is one that I will keep in my library and reread.
I finished Moral Infidelity last night but woke up this morning thinking about it. The issues and characters stay with you. It’s a book that makes you think about choice like you’ve never thought of before. There’s the issue of a woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body. Then there’s the issue of the choice Governor MichaelRomano makes to get involved in an affair in the first place, and then the choices hemakes when his mistress gets pregnant. The author has done a lot of good research that ties into how these choices are made. I don’t usually read books that fast, but this book was really well written and Iwanted to keep reading it because it had one after another intriguing plot twists. Not until the very end do we know how the choices the Governor makes really affecthis life and the lives of everyone around him. I’ll come back to this book and read it again in the future, because I read it so fast to find out what happened next that I didn’t absorb all the interesting information written on topics like politics and religion and how those two issues, that should be kept separate have combined to bring us to this point in 2014 when the topic of abortion is discussed with passion onboth sides daily in the media. Even though it is set in 1989 it is a very timely book that has helped me to understand why and how we got to this point of such contention.