Spy in a Little Black Dress
By Maxine Kenneth
Jackie's CIA boss, Allen Dulles, has given her a new assignment: under cover as a tourist, she will go to Havana, Cuba and ascertain the intentions of a young revolutionary opposed to the dictatorial regime of Fulgencio Batista. His name is Fidel Castro. During the course of her investigation, she encounters a dashing congressman, John F. Kennedy, but their first meeting ends in disaster. Soon Jackie is being harrassed by Stasi (East German Secret Police), dancing alongside Frank Sinatra in steamy Cuban nightclubs, and fighting for her life. In addition, she's beginning to have feelings for her co-agent - and his torn between her love for him and her burgeoning feelings for the handsome congressman at home.
By Patricia Cornwell
Leaving behind her forensic pathology practice in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward.The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.He says his injuries were sustained in the course of a murder ... that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The only thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered - and that more violent deaths will follow...