First One Dead Body...
A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two?
A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious female claiming to be a woman from her past -- a woman who's been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her than a stranger should.
Somebody has discovered Samantha's darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. Prostitutes. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die...
Praise for HOT BLOODED
“Steadily building in atmosphere and suspense, Hot Blooded is a nail-biter. Ms. Jackson keeps the pot stirring, and the reader guessing. More good news for fans is that 2002 will see a sequel.”
– Romantic Times Magazine “Top Pick” Review
“HOT BLOODED is a fascinating psychological thriller showcasing the tremendous talent of Lisa Jackson. All of the characters are strong and the scenario is brilliant. The storyline moves at a seamless, page-turning, exhilarating pace. Ms. Jackson has done another outstanding job intertwining suspense and romance with a superb storyline and wonderful dialogue.”
– Reader To Reader Reviews
“HOT BLOODED is definitely [Jackson’s] best. From page one, I was on the edge of my seat . . . Ms. Jackson builds both suspense and sexual tension in exactly the right combination.”
“HOT BLOODED is an exciting romantic suspense tale with a strong emphasis on the suspense. The story line moves quickly forward, as Lisa Jackson takes no prisoners. Sub-genre fans and those who enjoy a taut police procedural/thriller will delight in this novel and look forward to next year's sequel COLD BLOODED that returns many of the cast members from this tale.”
– Painted Rock Reviews
“HOT BLOODED is a remarkably complex and logically constructed novel. There are a myriad of characters, each adroitly constructed in such a way that suggests his guilt. The character development is skillful, [and] the dialogue is crisp . . . HOT BLOODED personifies the romantic suspense genre and being set in sultry New Orleans adds yet another dimension to the enjoyment.”
– The Romance Reader