Revenge, romance, and redemption collide when Tulia, a widowed single mom with a new lease on life, meets Ben, a single dad with a murderous past and a fly-right present.
10 years after her husband’s death, Tulia, now a successful designer/illustrator in Brooklyn, New York, hasn’t quite figured it out yet; but she thinks she’s close. Her relationship with her boyfriend, Richard, is moving towards marriage; her younger brother, Ezra (who lives with her), seems to be coming back from his nervous breakdown; and Sophie, her awkwardly shy teenage daughter, is starting to come out of her shell. Then Tulia meets Ben, and everything changes, as facts and secrets (past and present) come to light.
Ben, now an emerging novelist who unknowingly holds a
deadly link to Tulia’s past, has also finally found a lining in the cloud. A charming womanizer who’s just won a more favorable custody arrangement with his ex-wife, Angie, Ben is intent on keeping life simple. This means spending more time with his son, Adam, an outgoing teen and skilled photographer; finishing a biography based on his grandfather, a WWII vet with a mysterious service record; and reconciling his past as a one-time numbers racket enforcer. But when Ben meets Tulia, events conspire to make revenge, romance, and redemption collide. And the result is a dilemma that, in the end, may ultimately force Ben’s old killing hand.
When the meter’s running on your life, you either feed it or let it expire.
Paperback: 305 Pages (5.5 x 8)
Available June 30, 2013