U.S. marshal Juliet Longstreet is unfazed by carnage and violent criminals, but when Bobby Tatro is paroled, she takes notice. When she arrested him four years ago, he threatened her life, and it's soon apparent that Tatro means to make good on his promise.

Juliet is equally determined to take him down again before he gets the chance, but Tatro's slippery. He somehow evades even Special Forces officer Ethan Brooker, who's working on a related case. It's not the only time that Juliet and Ethan have met professionally, but it's the first time they let things get personal—and it almost costs them both.

Neggers excels at this type of story, and guides the reader gracefully through many twists in both mystery and romance. Juliet and Ethan are a perfect match, and watching them realize it is greatly satisfying. (Aug., 384 pp., $7.50)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer