Nora Sinclair is young, stunning, bright, humorous, rich --- and
deadly. She looks like every man's dream, but nightmare would
better describe her. The trouble is, once under Nora's spell,
retreat has long ceased to be an option. FBI Agent John O'Hara
discovers this the hard way. He is, however, one of the fortunate
few to come out of it alive. Several men were not so lucky.
HONEYMOON tells the story of a poisonous woman's web woven around
at least two of her husbands, a fiancé and several affluent
fellows she sets her sights on. A modern-day Black Widow, Nora
truly loves men, but all too often they disappoint her. However,
merely pleasing her may not guarantee that she will let them live
either. Her logic in this area seems psychotically skewed.
As an interior decorator, Ms. Sinclair rubs shoulders with people
of great wealth in her daily work. She likes what she sees. And
when Nora likes what she sees, she goes for it. But when too many
of her well-to-do romantic interests turn up as corpses, the FBI
takes notice. Nora may be bright, but Agent O'Hara is the best at
what he does. Tangling with O'Hara, she may just underestimate his
abilities. In this lethal battle of wits, one of them will lose ---
For fans of Patterson's Alex Cross novels, John O'Hara will
certainly rank right up there with the personable psychologist.
O'Hara has his own charm, a cunning born of police intelligence and
the physical attributes to back up both characteristics. He also is
exceedingly human, subject to the frailties of the human heart ---
or it could be just a man's lust for a seductive woman. Whatever
the case, O'Hara will delight Patterson's readers, new and old. He
simply comes across as real --- maybe a bit too real, for you may
find yourself, as I did, nearly yelling at the pages in an effort
to warn him of the danger Nora Sinclair poses to him.
Whether you're cuddled up in front of a fire or basking on a sunny
beach, HONEYMOON will be over all too soon.
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on January 22, 2011