FLESH AND THE DEVIL
Sexually explicit, with scenes of bondage and torture, this book won't be for all readers. The intense scenes sometimes lead to overwrought writing and unfortunate sexual metaphors. Less is sometimes more, but if you want a wild ride, this is it.
Vice cop Brenden Wallace is increasingly drawn to the dark side. While investigating an escort service, he is seduced by the exotic Liadan Niamh, who draws him into his darkest fantasies. What he doesn't know is that Liadan has a secret, and her life is not her own. Can Brenden find the internal strength to save himself and Liadan and triumph over evil? (Aphrodisia, Apr., 320 pp., $12.95)