Peopled with interesting and fun
characters, as well as a couple with
a sinister side, Foster's latest is delightful and amusing. It offers a brief but fascinating look at the world of professional fighting. Though there's a bit of plot predicability in some places, there are also some nifty surprises, with more than one romance to be played out and a few mysteries to be solved.

When fighter Dean Conor returns home to reunite with the younger sisters he hasn't seen in 20 years, he has no plans to become involved in their lives. Then he gets reacquainted with Jackie and Cam and meets Eve, Cam's best friend. The more he sees of his sisters, the more he realizes that their long estrangement had nothing to do with them and everything to do with the aunt who raised them. He finds himself drawn into their lives, something that delights Eve. But it appears someone is determined to see Dean leave -- feet first, if necessary. (Berkley, Feb., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley