COLBY VELOCITY (4) by Debra Webb: This is a dark and dangerous entry in the series. Kendra Todd asks the organization to help investigate the death of her friend, a political aide who was helping a shady senator push a bill to temper lobbyists’ influence. She’s paired with Leland “Rocky” Rockford, whose fascination with Kendra keeps him protectively at her side. It’s not long before Kendra remembers why she left D.C. — the backstabbing, blackmail and power brokers. Kendra and Rocky will need all their wits and the backing of the Colby Agency to solve a murder and stay alive.