Sarah Bodman has two equally exotic professions: Certified Video Specialist, and balloon pilot. Called to an assignment in a Louisiana prison, Sarah finds herself in a tiny, closely guarded prison room with two federal lawyers. The lawyers will be questioning a man in the witness protection program whose sworn deposition Sarah will film, a witness who is key to the prosecution of notorious gangland boss Vinnie Scalio.
Despite every precaution, the witness is murdered, along with one of the lawyers. Scalio, determined to eradicate every trace of evidence against him, employs all of his resources to track down Margaret Paige, the other lawyer, as well as Sarah and her filmed deposition.
Fleeing, the two women crash-land in Louisiana’s Manchac swamp. Even this deadly landscape provides little cover from Scalio’s planes and guns, and offers up its own formidable challenges to their survival.
The fireworks between Sarah and Margaret are as hot as the danger they are in. And Margaret is keeping her own secret. A secret that may well be as insurmountable a problem as Scalio.
Originally published by Naiad Press 1994.