‘What was I doing here? Easy. I was following a man, who, the moment I saw him, I knew: he had what I wanted. The way the fabric of his shirt pulled across his chest, the angle of his hand as he held a cigarette, the tone of his voice when he said the word no. If you had told me three months ago that I’d do what I’d done and then risk coming after him, I’d have said impossible. No way . . .’
Vega Johnson is a successful, sophisticated woman, in total control of her life. But when she meets entrepreneur Paul Lattimer she recognises in him something she’s yearning for. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Vega finds herself being drawn into a vortex of her own desires, as well as into a dangerous world usually hidden from view.
Sonnett's fresh and gripping first novel, about a Los Angeles financial advisor who ventures into an outlaw life, combines suspense, sex and philosophical ruminations on morality, identity and gender . . . Strong, sure and evocative