Deadly Deals-Fern Michaels

Deadly Deals

Fern Michaels

Zebra, Apr 2010, $7.99

ISBN: 9781420106862

In DC after trying but failing for years to have kids, late thirties couple Rachel and Thomas Dawson are euphoric when he donated sperm to a surrogate mom and eventually brought home their twins.  It cost them $100,000 collected by Baron Bell but they felt it was worth every penny as did their parents whom lent them some of the cash.  However, not long afterward a lawyer informed the couple that his client the surrogate mom wants her kids.  They lost their children, are broken and Bell vanished.

Rachel visits lawyer Lizzie Fox though she cannot afford the fee.  The attorney contacts the vigilante Sisterhood who learning of the baby-selling ring scheme and come to Washington to bring rightness to the madness even as a snowstorm hits the city.

Long time die hardest fans will fully relish the latest escapades as the crew still wait several books for their pardons, but keep doing good deeds; newcomers will find it difficult to grasp how the Sisterhood got to this point and less than devout faithful will question why one more.  Still the ensemble vigilantes are solid, the angst of the Dawson duet powerful, and the activity of Mr. Wonderful and his baby selling insidious.  Overall this is an enjoyable White Christmas in DC with the Sisterhood saga.

Harrier Klausner

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