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Daring the Devil

Daring the Devil
Author: Leslie LaFoy
ISBN 13: 9780553580426
ISBN 10: 553580426
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Fanfare
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $7.99

Forbidden desire and a deadly chase...

Darcy O'Keefe lives by her wits, picking pockets on the streets of Charlestown, Massachusetts, in order to survive. But when she chooses a well-heeled--and extremely handsome--gentleman as her next mark, her keen mind and quick reflexes fail her. Caught in the act, Darcy finds herself blackmailed into joining Aiden Terrell in a quest that has led him from the Caribbean to Great Britain and now to America.

Aiden's daring scheme is to set himself up as pickpocket bait to entrap a killer who murders for sport. As they comb the city's backstreets, Darcy can't decide which frightens her more--the prospect of finding the man they seek, or falling victim to the dangerous charms of Aiden himself....

Publishers Weekly

Set in 1835 Charleston, Mass., LaFoy's (Reckless) novel follows wealthy businessman Aiden Terrell's quest for his crazy stepbrother, Jules, a man who commits heinous murders in a sick rivalry over their father's estate. Dressed as a boy, Darcy O'Keefe, a smart and beautiful professional pickpocket, targets Aiden but is caught in the act. When he realizes Darcy's true identity, the clever and controlling Aiden bribes her to help in his search for Jules. The two battle their conflicting feelings of affection for and mistrust of one another. Eventually, the scales of power between the two balance--once Darcy realizes she can outwit Aiden whenever his frustrations lead him to drink. Despite often plodding dialogue, the conflict is fresh, and the dramatic tension among the interesting cast of characters won't disappoint. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.