The brilliant NEW YORK TIMES bestseller All Tami Hoag's backlist are now in the stunning new livery Her most recent novels have been bestsellers both in the UK and in the USA Tami Hoag is the author of seven consecutive NEW YORK TIMES top 10 bestsellers STILL WATERS alone has sold over 2.1 million copies to date Tami Hoag has won numerous awards for her writing, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and received excellent reviews for all her novels: 'A taut, intelligent thriller, which is genuinely scary, with a strong sense of place' SUNDAY TIMES 'Confirms that she can turn out a police pro
Tami Hoag's novels have appeared regularly on the national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988. She lives in California.
This steamy romance by a master of the genre sandwiches sex, implicit and explicit, between thin layers of plot. Psychologist Serena Sheridan returns to her family's plantation in South Louisiana after her ailing but feisty grandfather has gone missing for one week. To guide her through the hazardous Atchafalaya swamp toward her grandfather's presumed hideout, she hires Etienne ``Lucky'' Doucet (``a prime example of the male animal''). The diamond-in-the-rough Cajun has an electrifying effect on polished Serena, and before long the shivering, tingling and verbal sparring lead to lovemaking. Eros doesn't keep them from their task, however, and the two uncover a far-ranging conspiracy. The story line and the protagonists are standard issue, but Hoag ( Magic ) evokes the pungent atmosphere of the bayou in fine detail, drawing exotic local flora and alligator-infested waters, and carefully reproducing lilting Cajun idioms. (Feb.)