Honor Gillette’s four-year-old daughter informs her that a sick man is in lying in their front yard. When Honor looks out the window and sees the man, she runs out to help him. When she saw his face, she was shocked. She recognized him as Lee Coburn, the man who is accused of killing seven people the night before. Coburn has a gun and promises he will not hurt Honor or her daughter if they do as they are told.
Honor’s late husband Eddie, who was a police officer, died in an accident. Coburn told Honor that Eddie had something valuable and he needed to find it. He proceeded to tell her that she and her daughter are in a great deal of danger if what he is looking for falls into the hands of The Bookkeeper, a well-known crime boss. What is this item Coburn is hoping to find? Honor has no idea as to what Eddie could have been hiding. Coburn searches the house but could not find what he is looking for. He also wants to clear his name.
As time goes on, more and more bodies start to show up and Honor does not know who to trust. Is Coburn really the bad guy? Was her husband doing something wrong? Can she trust her father-in-law or is he also involved in something dirty?
Honor finds herself right smack in the middle. Is she helping Coburn prove her husband did something wrong? How can she save her husband’s name?
Who is the mysterious Bookkeeper? How is this person involved?
Sandra Brown has written a thriller that is captivating. From the very first page, this book had my full attention. The plot is exciting and it makes the reader feel like they are right there in the middle of the action that is taking place. The book is full of strong characters who keep the reader in suspense. I can honestly say Lethal is a well-written thriller and is one of the best books I have read. This is the first book I have read by Sandra Brown but it will not be my last!