Sunday, April 15, 2007
When Barbara Seranella died, the world lost a gifted writer. In Deadman's Switch, she even makes the investigation of a train derailment fascinating.
Charlotte Lyon has been widowed for nine months. It's only her successful business in disaster-planning crisis management that keeps her going. When the Sunliner passenger train derails on the way to an Indian casino in Palms Springs, CA, Charlotte is called in. She'll not only do story control in time of crisis, but she'll investigate, side by side with the NTSB. In this case, side by side with Todd Hannigan, the attractive man in charge of the NTSB team.
Seranella created a fascinating character in Charlotte. She's an intelligent woman who has found a way to use her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), to work to her advantage in her career. Even her experience as the daughter of a woman who used drugs and alcohol, and moved her daughters around, works to Charlotte's advantage. If you're looking for a fascinating investigator, check out Charlotte Lyon in Deadman's Switch.
Deadman's Switch by Barbara Seranella. St. Martin's Minotaur, ©2007. ISBN 9780312361709 (hardcover), 272p.