In Stella Cameron's Now You See Him, a desperate prisoner's escape unleashes a chain of danger that threatens New Orleans bookshop owner Ellie Byron and challenges Joe Gable, the attorney determined to protect her whether she wants him to or not. Years before, Ellie witnessed a woman's violent death during Mardi Gras. Now the man convicted of that crime torments her partly because she's not sure he was guilty. As the danger mounts, Ellie realizes that real life is playing out in the same pattern as a series of mystery bestsellers. The newest book in the series, which describes the murder of an eyewitness, seems to reflect the threats that swirl around Ellie. Stella Cameron's contemporary suspense novel sizzles with the steamy heat of New Orleans and plunges its colorful characters into pell-mell action exhilarating as a Mardi Gras parade.

Sandy Huseby reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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