Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fatal Affair - Marie Force

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.

A classic who-did-it book, that keeps you guessing till the very end.  I loved the chemistry between Sam and Nick.  Sam is a tough female cop trying to work hard to work in a mans world and to be more than Skip's daughter and the boss' niece.  After an investigation goes horribly wrong and a child dies, Sam has to put the pieces back together and get her career back on track.  When a US Senator is brutally murdered, she and her boss see a chance to set it all straight.  Enter stage left, Nick...the Senator's right hand man and a man she has been dreaming about for 6 years.  The banter between Sam and her partner is great, I love seeing him "grow-up" throughout the book.  This book will remain on my keeper shelf, and I can't wait for the next one to come out.

Notable Quote:
"You owe me twenty-six minutes in handcuffs, and I fully intend to collect." (Nick angry with Sam for handcuffing him to a bed so she can do some investigative work)

5 out of 5.  I loved this book from cover to cover.  The characters are believable and the banter is funny and entertaining but the amount of details that Marie Force put in to the investigative side of things is interesting and informative.  I look forward to January 3rd, when the next installment is available.


  1. I haven't read any of her books yet. I'm looking forward to though. Great review.

  2. Thanks...This is a great book, the second in the series just came out and it just as good. Check them out when you can.