Affair

Publisher: Bantam
Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.

Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives--an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man-of-affairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realizing that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject.

But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers...or see them joined together forever--in death.

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"I do not see how Marcle could possibly have imagined you to be qualified for this post," she said.

Baxter had had enough of arguing the point.  "It is not as if there are a great many men about who can meet your absurd requirements, Miss Arkendale."

She glowered.  ...
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"If you start an Amanda Quick book in the late afternoon, you'll probably spend the night with it."
--The Denver Post

"[Amanda Quick is] an exceptional storyteller."
--Daily News of Los Angeles

An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club

Praise for Affair:

"Suspenseful...exciting."
--Publishers Weekly

"Skillful, lively storytelling, with a heroine who'd be compelling in any era."
--Kirkus Reviews