The third installment of Sala's Cat Dupree series isn't as edgy or interesting as the other books, possibly because so many of the overall plot threads have already been resolved. The new characters add something, but it's not enough to matter.
Bounty hunters Cat Dupree and Wilson McKay have no way of knowing that they're on a collision course with two men who threaten their domestic bliss. A psychotic junkie, Jimmy Franks, already tried to kill Wilson once -- and he's on his way to Texas to finish the job. Possibly even more dangerous is Luis Montoya, a homicide detective from Mexico who's looking into the death of Solomon Tutuola -- the man who killed Cat's father, then slashed her throat and left her for dead. If Luis learns the truth about what happened to Tutuola, it's possible that Cat's luck will run out. (MIRA, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)