In a Heartbeat
By Elizabeth Adler
As property tycoon Ed Vincent hovers between life and death in a New York hospital, Detective Marco Camelio chases after the only clue he has, the whispered name "Zelda". And unexpectedly, finds himself the best of helpers.
Behind the whispered name lies Melba Eliose Merrydew: an unconventional, beautiful, determined single mother and the only woman who has ever managed to sweep Ed Vincent off his feet. Mel Merrydew met Vincent the last time the assassin came after him - and despite his obsessive secrecy, she knows just enough to unmask the killer before his third, perhaps fatal attempt. But the assassin has seen Mel - and is closer than she thinks. As Mel and Marco journey from New York to Tennessee and South Carolina in search of Ed Vincent's hidden past, the danger follows them, leading to near-tragedy in California and finally, an explosive confrontation in New York.
Elizabeth Adler was born in Yorkshire. She is married with one daughter and has lived in Brazil, the USA, England, France and Ireland.
Her first novel, Private Desires, launched an enormously successful writing career. It has been followed by ten more international bestsellers. Elizabeth Adler's most recent novel is All or Nothing, now available as a Coronet paperback.
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07 Dec 2000
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The women in Elizabeth Adler's novels are courageous and creative . . . her books entertain and delight. — COSMOPOLITAN
Sensuously creamy suspense...a literal cliffhanger' — Kirkus Reviews on All or Nothing