Serpent's Dance

Serpent's Dance

by Larry Brooks
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Serpent's Dance by Larry Brooks

Find him. Seduce him.
Make him pay.

When Bernadette Kane investigates her sister's suspicious death, she falls into an erotically charged relationship-with her sister's mysterious lover. He's rich, powerful, and possibly guilty of murder. But has Bernadette stumbled upon the perfect plan to avenge her sister's death-or has she stepped into the same nightmarish trap?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451207951
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 02/04/2003
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 4.36(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Larry Brooks is the author of six critically-praised novels, including USA Today bestseller Darkness Bound, and three bestselling writing books, including the #1 bestseller Story Engineering: Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Successful Writing. Brooks teaches writers & conferences throughout the nation and is the creator of Storyfix.com, named six years running to the Writers Digest "101 Best Websites for Writers list." He lives in Arizona.

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Serpent's Dance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really didn't know what to expect, but what I found is a writer that is far better than James Patterson. This appeared to be a simple revenge tale, but it is so much more. Take Bernadette Kane - the vengeful sister out to get even with the murderer of her sister. Bernie identifies the bad guy and goes after him. Then there is Eric who is married to Shannon and probably still in love at some level with Bernie. We see him in the prologue and bit in the early chapters. Just keep him in mind, because it is easy to take your eye off loyal Eric. Of course, who could forget Wesley (the weasel) and chief chump. Bernie pursues him with a vengeance. But is he reallly as bad as everyone thinks. Then there is the really twisted pair of Paul and Vicki (or should I say Diana and Damien?) These are really messed up and evil people. Into this mix, Brooks drops a clue every so often, and makes you keep turning pages right to the end. One caution, I would not recommend this book for children. Give it a spin if you dare. There are enough twists and false pathes to keep you guessing for a long time. Douglas De Bono Author of ROGUE STATE and the upcoming Terror Wars Series
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sisters Bernie and Peggy Kane remain very close in spite of distance and that Peggy married a loser. Thus, when Peggy¿s father-in-law calls to inform Bernie that her younger sister committed suicide she cannot believe it, Bernie knows that her sibling seemed happy with an upcoming divorce and an affair with computer CEO Wesley and his airplane. When the police decide it is suicide due to a broken love affair as the cause of death, Bernie asks childhood friend Eric Killen to help her learn why Peggy jumped from the hotel window. Eric obtains information on Peggy¿s lover Wesley Edwards of Oar Research in Scottsdale, Arizona that enables Bernie to gains work as a contractor for the firm. She begins a sexual game of cat and mouse with Wesley. Initially thinking that she is the predator seeking vengeance, Bernie soon realizes she is the rodent caught in a deadly trap in which survival is all she can hope to achieve. Few writers of passionate suspense thrillers can provide the complexities of plot that Larry Brooks achieves. SERPENT¿S DEATH is an exciting tale of seductive vengeance that quickly turns into a deadlier affair. Bernie is a great heroine, but do not let her spot your weights for you while Wesley is an enigmatic charismatic opponent, not aware that he is the enemy. The support cast enables the audience to understand Bernie¿s demons and propels the story line forward. Most intriguing is the Sacramento chapters that at first seem as if they provide only shock value and are out of place, but ultimately contribute the full scope to an invigorating dark tale. Harriet Klausner