Lust, greed and revenge continue to drive the well-to-do African-American residents of suburban Silver Lake, Md., in Briscoe's entertaining sequel to P.G. County (2002). Grand dame Barbara Bentley, a recovering alcoholic, is enjoying a new career in real estate and the attentions of her colleague, Noah Woods, who makes her wonder why she bothers to stay with her philandering husband, Bradford. High-ranking government employee Jolene Brown, one of Bradford's former lovers, feels she's too good for Brian, the office painter, with whom she's having an affair. Much to the social-climbing Jolene's annoyance, her ex-husband, Patrick, has become involved with Pearl Jackson, a successful hair salon owner. For his part, Patrick struggles to make a home for his teenage daughters, Lee, rough and street smart, and Julliette, a snob still hurt by her parents' divorce. Meanwhile, Baroness Veronique Valentine, a rich newcomer, plots mischief behind the facade of a beautiful smile and charming manner. Briscoe keeps the plot rolling, but her steamy story is still Peyton Place with a new color scheme. Agent, Victoria Sanders.
Reviewed on: 04/04/2005 Release date: 04/01/2005 Genre: Fiction