Monday, October 10, 2011
When No One Is Watching by Joseph Hayes TOUR
Blair knows this scandal could kill his political career before it begins, so he works quickly. He puts an unconscious Danny in the driver's seat of the Porsche, uses Danny's cell phone to call 911, and runs away. He immediately calls his father-in-law Sam to help him. He's running for Congress and these events can't get out or his career is over.
Sam helps squelch information, convinces Blair that he needs to stay away from Danny, after he convinces Danny to plead guilty. Danny feels terrible about what happened, and his wife leaving him doesn't aid him. He knows he is a drunk, but he can't seem to help it. He listens to Blair and decides to go with the guilty plea, even though it will kill his career as a lawyer.
Detective Victor Slazak, Chicago PD, knows something is fishy with the case. There's blood at the scene, and Danny didn't have a scratch on him. He valiantly tries to get a copy of the 911 call, to no avail and the valet at the restaurant who watched Danny and Blair leave, disappears before Victor can get his testimony. When intruders arrive at his home and use physical abuse to ensure Victor stays away from the case, and Chicago, Victor has no choice but to leave. He wants to live.
Blair rises from Congress, to the White House, to the Governor's office. Over the years, Danny has become a member of AA and helped others. But now, Blair is running for President and someone doesn't want him to win. The dirt that was covered years ago is starting to be uncovered and several lives may change irrevocably, unless something drastic is done.
When No One is Watching is a thrilling, page-turning novel that kept me up late into the night. The characters of Danny and Blair are remarkable and realistic, and their bond of friendship is stretched to the maximum. How their lives are changed from one remarkable event and one choice is the motivator throughout the tale. But, the outcome is shocking and totally unexpected, yet satisfying. I look forward to reading more from this very talented author.
Joe currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their three children, Amy, Sean and Erin. http://www.joseph-hayes.com/