FIRST NIGHT (4) by Debra Webb: The newest investigator at the Colby Agency, former cop Merrilee Walters knows her deafness makes her job harder, but that doesn't stop her from trying to help Brandon Thomas clear himself of murder charges. As the pair tries to find out why anyone would want Brandon's roommate, an aspiring journalist, dead, they are pursued, attacked and end up on the run, with only the Colby Agency for backup. While his disability isn't as obvious as Merrilee's, Brandon has his own secret, and the truth isn't helping the chase. A Colby Agency tale is always a hit, and Webb doesn't let her readers down. Her characters take shape as this thrill ride crests in a church on Christmas Eve.