The latest Fatal book will sate fans of Lt. Sam Holland and Sen. Nick Cappuano. The focus on longstanding mysteries and complex relationships between supporting characters, though, makes it a tricky read for newcomers. Force pushes the boundaries by deftly using political issues like immigration to create an intricate mystery. Ending on no less than three cliffhangers, there are clearly more installments to come.

When a cleaning service worker is murdered, Lt. Sam Holland and her team are caught in a sensitive investigation. When another worker winds up dead, Sam realizes that these women hold the key to a sinister secret. To complicate matters, her partner Det. Freddie Cruz has been bitten by the love bug, and Det. Tommy Gonzales is MIA. With help from her fiancé Nick, Sam races to stop a killer. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Planansky