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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Lyons’ kick-butt fed Lucy Guardino is blowing the working mom stereotype into the stratosphere. She may be the savviest agent in her office, but she’s also just another woman grabbing pizza and the dry-cleaning after picking up her daughter from school — and then going out to catch a serial killer.
Until recently, Lucy Guardino was the shining star on the FBI’s roster, but after killing a man and disobeying orders last year, she’s been sidelined and chained to her desk, shuffling paperwork. Then, a mysterious letter arrives hinting that, thanks to Lucy, the wrong man was blamed for a string of serial rapes, kidnappings and killings. Lucy is more than willing to defy orders and jump back into action. The case takes her back to the small town where she almost lost her life four years ago, when she was able to save the killer’s last victim, even as the madman took his own life and the life of another woman, a wife and mother. Lucy doesn’t know that what happened four years ago was all a lie, fueled by sacrifice and betrayal, designed to shield the real killer. With the lives of her family, her career, and the future of one desperate boy at risk, Lucy races to stop an innocent from killing and a killer from butchering more innocents. (CJLYONS.COM, Feb., 294 pp., $11.99)
Reviewed By: Pat Cooper
Published: February 2012