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  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (28 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446612308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446612302
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,043,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Feb. 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
this book keeps you wanting to read on and see what happens,
its a must read book. its about a woman whos had a hard child hood, who falls for someone who has done so much bad things and it lets you see how someone can change when given the chance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great debut 11 April 2003
By Huntress Reviews - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Two scarred, needy people unite in this book to save a child. Rachel Goodman lost her mother to violence and saw her father disappear into a Safer America program at a young age. This shaped her life, committing her to helping other children whose lives are touched by violence. Ironically, she is drawn to a man whose life was devoted to causing that violence for a time. Nick Raine was adopted by a crimelord and grew up in his service. Tragic events led him to leave that life, but now, because of Rachel, he is drawn back into it.
Nick's foster father, Rennie Spier, wants him to find the child his now deceased wife hid from him. When Nick refuses, Spier has Rachel beaten, and worse will happen if Nick does not cooperate. A nightmarish race to find the child and keep him safe from opposing forces brings Nick and Rachel closer together, but just as they find love, death may tear them apart.
***** This exciting novel heralds a promising debut. Characters you really care about and a touching romance hold your interest along with fast paced action and self sacrificing committments.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Powerful romantic suspense -- Highly recommended 4 April 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Memories of witnessing her mother's death have always remained at the edge of Rachel Goodman's consciousness. She devotes her life to helping children who have survived similar circumstances, running a school for children who have been victims of violence. With only six weeks left on the rental space for the school, Rachel desperately seeks new funding. She certainly needs to avoid adverse publicity, but it unfortunately finds her.
Nick Raine left designer suits behind six years ago, embracing an austere life that led to his maintenance work at the school. Then his old boss demands that Nick return to his former life and find a missing child. Suddenly Nick is thrust back into a nightmarish world where he discovers the missing child his own, and where men will do anything to maintain power and money, including destroying innocents like Rachel.
Author Annie Solomon pens a stunning debut with LIKE A KNIFE. Crisp prose, sharp characterizations and a fast-paced plotting provide a combination impossible to put down. Nick Raine proves to be an intriguing hero with a deadly, dark past that haunts his every step. Rachel's background is equally painful, but gives her character power as she resourcefully deals with virtually impossible circumstances. Solomon does not pull any punches, with harsh realities and cruelties, thereby lending the novel a hard, believable edge. Readers will eagerly await more from this promising author. LIKE A KNIFE comes highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
exciting romantic suspense 1 Mar. 2003
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As a child Rachel Goodman lost both of her parents with the strokes of a knife. She watched the vicious murder of her mother and the "disappearance" of her father into his publicly acclaimed "Safer America" movement. As an adult, Rachel manages St. Anthony preschool for children whom witnessed violence in Astoria, Queens.
Six months ago, Rachel hires reticent handyman Nick Raine to make repairs at St. Anthony. Unbeknownst to Rachel is that Nick is a former gunrunner who quit the profession six years ago. Now Nick's former boss and mentor Spier demands he locate a six year old son he did not know he sired as his recently murdered wife hid him with her aunt from him. If Nick fails to do Spier's bidding or fails at his task, Rachel will suffer.
LIKE A KNIFE is an exciting romantic suspense that spotlights how love can provide the opportunity for redeeming for the darkest of souls. The story line is fast-paced though how Spier's wife could hide the child from him so easily and why Spier wanted the kid is never quite clear. Still the audience will relish the activities of the lead couple, Rachel with her almost obsessive need to help those youngsters following the ugly path of her youth and Nick needing a soul cleaning after years of selling weapons to murderers and terrorists.
Harriet Klausner
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fast-paced action 6 Mar. 2006
By Tracy Vest - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When Rachel Goodman was a child, she watched someone murder her mother. Now grown, she uses her teaching degree and troubled past to help children who have been affected by violence. She also befriends the lonely school custodian, Nick.

Nick was adopted by a crime lord when he was abandoned on the streets at a young age. He naturally progressed into a life of crime emulating his "father" Rennie. A former gun runner, Nick has vowed never to return to the life but is drawn back in when his former lover turns up dead and Rennie asks Nick to find the son she kept hidden from him. He makes Nick an offer he can't refuse by involving Rachel.

Once Rennie locates Isaac, it is pretty obvious that Rennie is not the kid's father, and together, Nick and Rachel race the clock to try to get Isaac back from a madman - Nick fears that Isaac will be brought into the same violent world he found himself in. His growing love for Rachel gives him a new lease on life.

Filled with plenty of action, this quick paced thriller is sure to keep you glued until the last page.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
GREAT BOOK 5 April 2003
By Pauline Howell - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I normally do not write reviews, but this book is worth commenting on. AWESOME Romantic Suspense.
I really look forward to Ms. Solomon next book
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