I had never read anything of Ms. Dyson's, but after this book I will seriously be considering checking into her small but growing plethora of published work.
Judgment Day is a fast-paced novel about Suzanna Kidwell, a proud woman who boasts of a backbone made of steel. She has a right to brag; after all, she's the host of her own cable television show, Judgment Day with Suzanne Kidwell, a show which promises to expose the botched morality and ethics of businessmen, religious leaders, and corrupt politicians....not realizing that she has her own problems to work on. However, when a shoddy investigation and fabrication of the facts cause her career to take a stumble, Suzanne begins to question her motives for revealing what should have been left under the rug.
Bitter for having felt the heat, Suzanna returns home, only to find that the entrepreneur she's investigating, John Edward Sterling, unconscious and bleeding on the floor of her home. Cue daybreak and Sterling is dead, Suzanna has blood on her hands, and she's being arrested for murder suspicions. She yearns for help to prove her innocence, but the only man able to take her case happens to be her ex-fiancee from college and his wary partner.
Throwing off Suzanne's cover of Philistinic purity and innocence, the spotless reputation that puts others to shame, is painful for her and tedious, but as her old fiancee, Marcus Crisp, wanders through the maze, he discovers valid reasons for why a stalker wants Suzanne dead, and why it is vital that she be protected.
Judgment Day is meant to keep you up late at night, turning page after page in hopes of figuring out who the disarming stalker is and what the meanings are behind every murder which crops up like weevils in the biscuit. The writing is assertive, concise, and quick, moving you along with all the adrenaline-laced impact of a modern espionage novel. One of the more revealing passages states: "Suzanne couldn't stop shaking. 'Judge not, lest you be judged'....Closing her eyes, she desperately wanted to cry, but she had wrung every tear out of her system. Nothing left but numbness. 'You teach others; why don't you teach yourself?' "
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