The second book of Harris’ Southern Crimes series is a thrill ride from start to finish. Full of twists and turns, this exciting story will keep readers enthralled — flawed characters and all. The romance is believable and fits well within the plot.
Undercover police officer Mason Taylor has been working with student Rafael Cerda to help keep the boy on the right track and out of trouble. He’s doing well in school and has goals for the future. Emily Hunt is one of Rafael’s teachers, and although she comes from a long line of cops, she doesn’t want to date one. When Rafael’s brother goes missing, Mason agrees to help find him, but before he can get started, Rafael takes Emily’s classroom hostage. Who is behind the kidnapping and what is Rafael’s role? (REVELL, May, 320 pp., $14.99)