While investigating strip clubs that provided a senator's son with alcohol and cocaine, New York police detective April Woo becomes mired in a high-profile murder.

Maddy Wilson, wife of a famed restaurateur, is stabbed to death in her shower. The nanny, Remy, is the most likely suspect. She discovered Maddy's body and was having an affair with her husband. But there's no physical evidence linking her to the crime scene. Then Maddy's best friend is also killed, and Woo and her team take a hard look at the nanny agency used by both dead women.

This first-rate procedural is ripe with red herrings, as it explores the seamy lives of the very rich. Gripping suspense mixes with the humor provided by April's Chinese-American family. Now married to police captain Mike Sanchez, April struggles to balance her personal and professional personas. Newcomers and longtime readers alike should enjoy this engrossing book. (Jun., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick