Working together as Unit One operatives keeps Melody Beecham and Nick Anwar's relationship cozy. So much so that Nick decides his feelings may be affecting his job performance—and he begins to wonder if Melody might need a new partner. He even considers replacing himself with the man he holds responsible for the death of his family, Josh Straiker.

But several attempts on Melody's life keep Nick in the game while she works a case with Josh and continues to delve into the circumstances surrounding her mother's death. She finally learns the truth.

The last book in Cresswell's Unit One trilogy is fast-paced and fun. The sparks still fly between Melody and Nick, and only seasoned readers will guess the identity of their long-elusive antagonist. Best of all, the introduction of Josh lends hope that there may be more Unit One tales in the future. (May, 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer