Gash, Jonathan / Different women dancing
Author Gash, Jonathan
Title Different women dancing
Publish Date 1997
Publisher Viking
ISBN 0670873691
Series Dr. Clare Burtonall series ; 1
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PR6057.A728D54 1997
Genre Detective and mystery fiction
Subject Burtonall, Clare (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Bonn (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Women physicians--Fiction
Escort services--Fiction
Male prostitutes--Fiction
Synopsis Different Women Dancing slams into action with a fatal traffic "accident" in a decayed city square slated for urban renewal. Dr. Clare Burtonall, heading for her comfortable suburban home and comfortable but elusive  husband, is the first doctor on the scene -- but not the first Samaritan. A young man known only as Bonn, seen cradling the victim's head, is abruptly dismissed by the police. To them, Bonn is a known troublemaker. He's a "goer" working for an illicit escort service, satisfying the unmet desires of countless lovelorn city women.
Clare -- shrewd yet vulnerable, balancing her medical career and marriage to a high-powered real estate developer -- uneasily remembers the dead man as a business contact of her husband, Clifford. Her curiosity is piqued, but Clifford is oddly evasive when asked about the subject, so Clare decides to do some digging on her own. To uncover the truth, however, she needs access to the city's underworld.  Reenter Bonn, who has that access -- and then some.
The chemistry builds and the sparks fly as Clare joins her medical expertise with Bonn's street savvy. Together they open a Pandora's box of corruption, crime, and murderous conspiracy that, for Clare, is a little too close to home. Then she makes what may be the most surprising discovery of them all: a startling need for more than information from her suave, attractive, inscrutable partner, who introduces Clare to the dark side of the city and a darker, more powerful side of herself.