Playing Dead (Prison Break, Book 3)
DEAD MAN RUNNINGSentenced to death for crimes he didn’t commit, ex-cop Tom O’Brien is now a hunted fugitive. After fifteen years in prison, he’s determined to prove his innocence–but first he must convince his daughter, whose testimony helped put him behind bars, that he has damning evidence of a... show more
DEAD MAN RUNNINGSentenced to death for crimes he didn’t commit, ex-cop Tom O’Brien is now a hunted fugitive. After fifteen years in prison, he’s determined to prove his innocence–but first he must convince his daughter, whose testimony helped put him behind bars, that he has damning evidence of a plot to frame him.Claire is no longer the naïve teenager who arrived home to find her mother and her mother’s lover shot dead and her father holding the murder weapon. She’s a successful fraud investigator who assumes everyone lies. Though Claire is convinced of her father’s guilt, curiosity propels her to look into the disappearance of a law student who claimed to have proof of Tom’s innocence. But seeking answers only leads to more questions, reinforcing Claire’s belief that there’s no one left to trust.Obsessed with the O’Brien case, FBI agent Mitch Bianchi befriends Claire under false pretenses, certain that Tom is not only innocent but in grave danger–and not just from the cops. As the three race toward the truth, a murderous conspiracy tightens its noose–and Claire becomes the target of an ice-cold psychopath who will kill to protect his secrets.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2008-09-30
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Playing Dead by Allison Brennan is the third book in the Prison Break Trilogy but it can stand alone. It's about Tom O'Brien, an ex-cop imprisoned and sentenced to death for his wife and her lover's murders. Claire, his daughter, believes he is guilty until she meets Oliver, a law student who claims...
This romantic suspense had a good plot and plenty of exciting fast paced action but at the beginning I didn't care for heroine because she didn't believe in her father and the hero's secret was too big to hide. FBI agent Mitch starts dating Claire to see if she is in touch with her fugitive father.
I'm giving this around 2.5 stars. It just didn't grab me. Too many characters and flashbacks. I found myself skimming in a couple of places. I would have liked an epilogue to tie up some loose ends with Nelia and Tom. Maybe they will be mentioned in the next book?
Good solid mystery. The female lead Claire is not a wuss and the Tom O'Brien & Mitch Bianchi are men you want to know and understand.