HELPLESS

by: Daniel Palmer              

Publisher: Kensington  

Published: January 31, 2012        

Format: Hardcover (416 pages)      

ISBN: 9780758246653 

Origin: Publisher

***Though the publisher provides the free book, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

Sexting, child porn, and murder intrudes into Tom Hawkins life, and that’s not all.

A former Navy SEAL, Tom Hawkins is high school coach whose ex-wife is murdered, and the police have him pegged as prime suspect. Before her death, Tom had a blustery relationship with Kelly, and Kelly is the main reason his relationship with his daughter, Jill, is a distant one.

But when the FBI comes calling, Tom’s career, his daughter, and his life are all hitting the losing it fast category, and he’s helpless to stop it. Soon, a story paints him in the lover role with a teenage student, and everyone believes it. In addition, once the FBI finds child porn on his computer, they put him as their kingpin in a child porn investigation.

Could this all be the work of a local cop who isn’t his best fan? Is everything somehow tied to his ex-wife’s murder? Tom does not know what side anyone is playing on, but he does know that somebody’s framing him. But who. And why?

He cannot trust local law enforcement, but he needs help. FBI help.

FBI Agent Rainy’s budding attraction to Tom isn’t the only reason she believes him, but she crossed a line with their kiss.

Involvement with a target is a career killer in her FBI, but she was sure that one day, he’d no longer be their target. In fact, she was sure that he should not have ever been.

She has one problem. Rainy has no proof to clear him.

My Take:

HELPLESS is a timely tale of today’s cyberspace, where pictures and stories can go viral and where online meets infinity.

Daniel Palmer traps you in his credible character’s lives and into their stories. Bringing you into a complicated plot, he leaves the reader guessing at not only the whom but at the how as things keep happening to Tom Hawkins, and you’ll be hoping he can get out of this mess.

You’ll want to read Daniel Palmer’s DELIRIOUS (Kensington February 2011) until his next book releases!

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