Mayor Madison Glenn of Santa Rita, California, has a lot on her mind with her campaign to run for a U.S. congressional seat. She doesn't need some joker parking in her spot at City Hall. And she sure doesn't need the driver to be dead—the first in a string of murders on city property. The killings dredge up painful memories of the murder of her husband 10 years ago.

Two men vying for her affections, the distractions of political infighting at City Hall and an attempted bribe from a shady land developer test Maddy's faith. Then, a possible connection between the murders and a bizarre late-night radio show takes everyone by surprise, and it appears Maddy might be the next target.

Gansky's smart, feisty Madison Glenn shines in this new installment in the series. The plot is sleek, fun and fast-paced, providing a great summer read. (Jun., 352 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson