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The Blonde by Duane Swierczynski
Review by Ernest Lilley
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 0312343795
Date: 14 November, 2006 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

When Jack met Kelly, he was sitting in a airport bar doing some girl watching, drinking, and brooding about the divorce that his wife wanted. Kelly was spiking his drink with poison. There might be better way's to strike up an acquaintance, but Kelly doesn't have the luxury of time, and once you've poisoned a guy and offered him the antidote, you can be pretty certain you'll be able to keep his attention. She needs more than just his attention though. What she needs is company. In fact, she's dying for it.

From official release/information:

Reporter Jack Eisley is killing time in Philly while he waits for his wife and her divorce lawyer to take him for everything he's got. Government hitman Kowalski is in town killing time, and members of the Cosa Nostra, while waiting for his next assignment. Kelly White , the pretty blond, isn't here to kill time. It's already killing her. In fact she's never more than ten seconds away from death. Of course, if she's dying, there's no reason for her to be alone, and every reason why she'd rather not be.

(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)

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