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368 pages
Jun 2006
Revell Books

The Replacement

by Susan Wales & Robin Shope

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In this sequel to The Chase, Jill Lewis is back on the job as an investigative journalist in the political hotbed of Washington, D.C. She and John are as deeply in love as ever, yet Johnís unexplainable absences as an FBI agent drive Jillís naturally inquisitive nature crazy. When a senator Jill is scheduled to meet dies of a stroke, the media focuses on his replacement, Tommy Harrison.

But all is not as it seems. A fearful girl begs to meet with Jill. In an unexpected meeting, Harrison tells Jill he believes the senatorís stroke was induced by a drug made of snake venom. Meanwhile, John repeatedly warns Jill about Harrison and she agrees that he had the most to gain from the senatorís death. And if one person has already been murdered, who will be next?

This excellent suspense novel starts the action on page one and keeps it going. Plenty of plot twists and surprises leave the reader guessing. The characters are well-drawn, though not memorable, except for Rubric, who is perhaps my favorite character in the series. Average prose lets the plot carry the novel, but becomes awkward in a few places. Though able to be read on its own, The Replacement is better read after The Chase, and the ambiguous ending will have readers anxious for the next book in the series. Recommended for women who love a good mystery. Ė Katie Hart, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

She wants the big story--but is she willing to die for it?

Jill Lewis is the top investigative reporter for the Washington Gazette--a status she's definitely earned. When distinguished senator George Brown collapses mysteriously on the Senate steps, Jill jumps at the chance to cover the story--only to find out there is much more to it than meets the eye.

Soon she doesn't know who to trust or where to turn for solid information. The smooth-talking Southern senator set to be Brown's replacement? Her FBI agent fiancť who keeps mysteriously running off? The waifish wannabe sleuth who keeps showing up at her office? Her inexperienced and bumbling intern?

Can she trust anyone?

The authors who brought you The Chase keep the suspense coming with this action-packed novel--the perfect mix of politics, conspiracy, and a little bit of romance.