After nearly getting killed during her last caper, former burglar Samantha Jellicoe has settled down to a crime- free life with British billionaire Richard Addison. Sam and former partner/father figure Stoney are starting a security business, but her first potential client is murdered before she's even officially hired. Knowing that Sam won't keep her nose out of the case, Richard bets her as to who will solve the case: Sam or the police.

Another complication is the arrival of Richard's cheating ex-wife, Patricia, who seems hell-bent on getting her claws back into Richard -- or at the very least getting Sam arrested. But it's not good to mess with Sam.

Picking up where Flirting With Danger left off, the memorable duo of Sam and Richard are back. This volatile couple fights and makes up with equal abandon. Fast-paced action, intrigue and humor make a combustible and irresistible combination. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith