Bob Rector has written a tome that is full of lush scenery, mystery, and the lives of beautiful woman. Well, one particular beautiful woman, but I digress.
Paula is simply amazing. Rector allows us inside her head. We know this woman. Men want this woman. And, Paula likes it that way.
Kurt is the man of Paula's dreams, sort of. He's not exactly a nice guy, but then Paula's husband, Bill, isn't nice either.
I don't want to give away too much of the story, but keep in mind that the story is set in 1959. I had to remind myself of that now and then over little thungs like wondering why Paula didn't use her cell phone. But, this isn't to say anything against the author. Rather, I think it is just that his characterization was so vivid, you'll feel like you know Paula and the others which made an interesting space-time continuum in my mind.
This is an old-fashioned (in a good way) thriller. At times, I was reminded of Dashiell Hammett. Cudos to Bob Rector.