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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312374594288 Pages
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The night before a big meeting, Jack Eisley is sitting in an airport bar in Philadelphia, chatting up a pretty young blonde. Sure, Jack has a wife and daughter at home, but this is just a little harmless flirting. Harmless, that is, until the blonde leans forward and says, "I poisoned your drink."
She tells Jack that unless she can keep someone within ten feet of her at all times, she'll die. And if he wants the antidote, he'll have to take her back to his hotel room and promise to stay by her side.
Jack thinks: psycho. But as the violent night wears on, and he encounters a relentless government assassin, a threatening voice on a cell phone, a deadly waitress, dirty cops, and shady cab drivers . . .
He begins to believe her... in Duane Swierczynski's thrilling The Blonde.
I poisoned your drink."
"You heard me."
"Um, I don't think I did."
The blonde lifted her cosmopolitan. "Cheers."
But Jack didn't return the gesture. He kept a hand on his pint glass,...