Grace Barry was indeed living a double life. By day, she was a smart financial consultant known as Grace Barry and by night, she was a sexy, highly requested paid escort for Big Apple Escort service and she went by the name of Ginger Berry. Her clients were some of the most powerful and most wealthy men of New York City.
One of her Tuesday night regulars, Mark Chase, who was a very wealthy stockbroker, had a set "date" with Ginger weekly. Lately though, it seemed that Mark was very edgy. It didn't seem like his usual dose of Prozac was working for him. He told Ginger that he felt like someone was following him and she could see the fear in his eyes. Placating him by telling him not to worry about it, she got down to business with him. Getting dressed after Mark fell asleep, she reached for the cash that he had left for her- one thousand dollars. She loved the money and the feeling of power that came with that kind of money.
One week passed and again on Tuesday Ginger headed to the Marriott Financial Centre's tenth floor to meet up with Mark. She picked up the cardkey at the front desk because he already told her that he would be a bit late for tonight's date. When she slipped the cardkey into the door she never expected to see the sight she saw.
What did Ginger see when she opened the door to Mark's room? How did she react? Why were the police and FBI after her? What information were they looking for from her? Was she cooperative with the authorities? What were the results that incurred to her along the way? Did this whole situation change her life forever?
I just loved this contemporary thriller from Ms. Chernow. I was thoroughly entertained and sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story. My heart was racing as I was reading the action scenes and I found myself quickly flipping the pages as fast as I could just to see what happened next. I felt bad for Grace because although she was making quite a bit of money, she seemed lonely and extremely empty inside. She was in a volatile situation that was catching up with her quite quickly. I'm definitely adding this one to my library and I assure you that if you pick this one up, you won't be disappointed. Ms. Chernow has amazing writing talent.
Grace Barry leads a double life. By day, she's a smart, savvy financial consultant. By night...a sultry, seductive, paid escort providing fantasy sex to New York City's wealthiest financiers. Grace, a.k.a., Ginger, arrives at her clients' hotel rooms in her office clothes, looking like one of their own, but tucked away in her handbag are her sheepskin lined handcuffs and little whips.
One evening's sojourn to wealthy stockbroker Mark Chase's hotel room changes Grace's life forever. She slips her card key into the door...and discovers Mark's dead body sprawled on the floor. Fear makes her run, straight into the arms of FBI agent Alex Winter-a man with a deadly secret.a man whose heart is as cold as ice. Now, Ginger must raise money for her defence. In a bold move, she offers her private diary for sale to any news channel willing to pay.
Alex Winters' frozen heart matches his ice-blue eyes...and his name. His fellow agents call him 'Iceman' and he has no patience for beautiful, scheming murderers like Ginger Berry. She's the #1 suspect in the death of wealthy financier Mark Chase, but Alex's fascination and attraction to the scheming call girl gets in the way of his investigation. As Alex unlocks the secrets surrounding Mark Chase's death, he unwittingly places Ginger in danger. When her life is threatened, it will be up to Alex to protect her, and keep her from publishing her diary of a mad escort.