FBI profiler Madison Harper is not thrilled to be re-assigned to an interagency task force at her influential godfather's request. CIA agent Gabriel Roarke is also angered by his pre-emptive summons. However, what Cullen Pulaski wants, he gets, so it doesn't pay to argue.

There have been a number of suspicious deaths in a consortium working on a trade deal with China. Cullen suspects that someone's trying to sabotage the deal. At first Madison and Gabe are skeptical, but when the most recent death is conclusively proven to be murder, they begin to reexamine the case.

Conflicting motives and high-stakes politics add extra flavor to this intriguing and complex thriller. As a suspense novelist, Davis just keeps lifting the bar. (Mar., 384 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith