When the local coroner is wounded at a crime scene, ER doctor Rhea Lynch is called upon to act in her stead. Working closely with her former lover, cop Mark Stafford, Rhea also has to deal with the fallout from the way their affair ended. Fortunately, there's not much time for either of them to dwell on what's past. A pair of serial killers is on the loose and Rhea's directly in the line of fireagain.
GRAVE CONCERNS contains an intricate mystery and a believable, satisfying romance. Rhea is a genuinely likable character, and hopefully will have many more exploits in the future. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.50)