DEADLY COMPETITION (2) by Roxanne Rustand: On the run, Mandy Erick ends up in Loomis, La., where she gets a job as a nanny and housekeeper for Clint Herald and his little niece. As Mandy's refusal to share her past with Clint puts her more in the public eye, the attraction Clint feels for her makes her long to be honest with him. Yet all these things may be moot if her ex-boyfriend finds her, because he has no plans to take her back -- alive. Rustand's novel has plenty of suspense and picks up seamlessly from the previous Without a Trace story, but it is disturbing that the heroine's self-centered concern puts a child in danger.
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley