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Fatal Loyalty: A Novel
by Sue Duffy

Published: 2010-04-23
Paperback : 256 pages
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Where do you run when you know you cannot hide? Andie Ryborg has nowhere else to go. Her father’s campaign for governor and his aggressive war on drugs has chased her from their family home. Drawn to Miami’s exotic Coconut Grove, Andie hopes to find a quiet refuge where she can discover ...
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Introduction

Where do you run when you know you cannot hide? Andie Ryborg has nowhere else to go. Her father’s campaign for governor and his aggressive war on drugs has chased her from their family home. Drawn to Miami’s exotic Coconut Grove, Andie hopes to find a quiet refuge where she can discover herself apart from the public eye. But even in that seclusion, even with an officer assigned to protect her, Andie’s privacy has been violated. Someone is watching… Evan Markham’s entire life has been a tug-of-war between what is and what could be. He is drawn to a life that is beyond his reach and emotions have clouded his judgment. Evan knows that earning someone’s trust isn’t easy, especially when he plans to break it. But in the secret corridors of the criminal underworld, he knows what must be done, and he is determined to see it through. Whatever the cost… When enemies close in, a sudden turn of events leaves them both questioning. Where is God in all of this? Who is this enigmatic stranger who offers to help? They both know their lives are in danger. But what about their hearts?

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Prologue

In an instant, his world collapsed, and no one knew it but him. The giddy chatter of students rushing to and from the cafeteria swirled about him as he felt blindly for something to lean against.
Eyes locked on the overhead television screen, Evan Markham backed slowly toward a post in the crowded student union. Just moments ago, he’d been one of them, a Florida State student preparing for exams and the long-awaited summer break. But what he’d just heard ended it all. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

1) What themes do you see running through the book? Which one resonates most with you? Why?

2) What is more frightening? The known or unknown? The seen or unseen? Why?

3) Do you think evil has dominion over good, as Andie thought? Do you believe one is necessary to define the other?

4) Can a person be both good and evil? Who in the story exhibited both? Which trait ruled that character?

5) What moment in the story revealed the true heart of each character? Andie. Evan. Tony. Leo. Thea. Vic.

6) At what point, if any, did you suspect Thea was Tony’s mother? That Evan was Leo’s son? That Vic was an FBI agent? Which was the biggest surprise to you? How do you think the author crafted that surprise?

7) Was Thea wrong to hide herself from her son for so many years? Given her situation, what would you have done? Do you think removing herself so completely from her son’s life was hardest on her or him? Why?

8) Thea told Andie that hating Leo was the same as murdering him. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

Dear readers,

Do you love page-turning fiction? Spell-binding stories? Must-read novels? I LOVE them. I lose myself in the paragraphs, sentences, and words. I laugh, cry, and celebrate with the characters. And I dream about visiting the settings in real life!

Maybe it’s my love for reading that feeds my love for writing. If I can help a reader lose herself in the paragraphs I write, if my readers can laugh and cry with the characters I develop, and if you can dream of visiting Miami’s exotic Coconut Grove (the setting of my new novel), I’ve accomplished a good day’s work. I’d be honored for you to read my new book Fatal Loyalty!

Sincerely,

Sue Duffy

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DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS BOOK!
by karencornelius (see profile) 10/21/10

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  "Disappointing"by joano264 (see profile) 02/17/11

Sadly our book group which were the receipients of gift books
were uniformly unhappy with the book. Predictable outcomes led the critiques. Otherwise, it was a partly pleasant, easy read.

 
  "Fatal Loyalty"by redrose (see profile) 10/21/10

This was just your basic suspense story that wasn't really suspenseful because the whole book was very predictable. There were no real surprises; very formulaic.

 
  "Fatal Loyalty"by karencornelius (see profile) 10/21/10

Just a complete waste of time----had no feeling for the characters, predictable, lifeless, drab, any mention of God could have been placed at the ending of any sentence. Just a worthless book----i suggest... (read more)

 
  "Fatal Loyalty"by Deneen (see profile) 10/20/10

This book was so predictable that I didn't have to finish it to know what happens. There were a few times that caught my attention but not very often. It was like a mystery novel that is so much like... (read more)

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