Well-drawn characters, complex plotting and plenty of wry humor are the hallmarks of Neggers' books. Jo and Elijah are very well matched, and readers will root for their romance.
In the wake of a scandal, Secret Service agent Jo Harper goes home to Black Falls, where her ex-lover, Elijah Cameron, is in town to look into his father's death. Jo's friend Thomas is also in trouble, having witnessed the death of Ambassador Alex Bruni. Jo agrees to look into the matter, and before long, both she and Elijah are wondering if his father's death and Bruni's are connected. Racing against the clock and a pair of vicious killers while battling their feelings for each other is a challenge, to say the least! (MIRA, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)