Barry returns with the second book in her futuristic shapeshifter series. The hero has every reason to hate alien shifters, which places his head and his heart in serious conflict. From the very first page, Barry charts a fast-paced tale that packs plenty of danger and insidious treachery. You won’t want to put this down!

XCEL agent Griffin Mercer’s life was stolen and destroyed by his former alien shapeshifter partner Parker. While impersonating Griffin, Parker committed murder and destroyed Griffin’s marriage and credit. Griffin is determined to at least regain his career, so he reluctantly follows orders from the obnoxious Director Harding, even if things don’t quite add up. Shapeshifter Camille Solomon has special abilities even among her people, abilities Griffin needs to carry out his orders. When she is captured by Griffin, she’ll only play along if XCEL agrees to help her dying father. Forced to work together, Cam and Griffin begin to suspect there is something wrong with their mission. Can they learn to trust each other? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 336 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith