Title:Deadly Appearances. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  1990, 1990
Seller ID: 8276
BOWEN, Gail. Deadly Appearances. Vancouver / Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, (1990). First Printing. Pp (6),-222,(4). 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.
Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto).
"It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead.
Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger.
As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her.
By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." - from the jacket.