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Four wronged women join forces to dupe, harass and humiliate men under the guise of helping their persecuted sisters.

Each of the Black Widows has her own tale of woe. Undercover cop Katie Mahoney’s cheating spouse blew her cover, leading to accusations of tampering with evidence and her dismissal from the force. Margo Norton’s husband gave her a backpack to deliver, neglecting to tell her it was loaded with cocaine. Finance director Jane Landers earned her CPA only after her mate took off for Bermuda with his girlfriend and all their marital assets. And computer whiz Alexandria Axelrod’s boyfriend hacked into the mob’s computers and left her holding the digital bag. So when automotive engineer Amber Gordon wants the Widows’s help regaining custody of her daughter—lost when her ex, fellow engineer Anthony Sumner, and his colleague Chester Millfield framed her on heroin charges—the gals are happy to oblige, especially if it means exposing the corrupt, sexist work environment at Sumner Design. Posing as a journalist, Katie invades Anthony’s parents’ home; Alex bores into Sumner’s network; and Margo takes a break from cooking and complaining about how dumb white people are to don a bustier and have a go at Chester. Even plain Jane takes her turn undercover, because those Widows are a team.

There must be a less toxic way to work off anti-male grudges than the bitch-a-thon of Donovan’s maiden voyage.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-7387-1082-2
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Midnight Ink/Llewellyn
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2007