The man Shari Hanford had worked hard to see appointed a federal judge has been murdered. Her father and brother are both in the hospital seriously wounded, and Shari is the only one who can identify the assassin. The judge worked all his life for justice, yet someone wanted him dead. Were her family targets as well?

U.S. Marshall Marcus OMalley becomes Sharis guardian almost unintentionally; he finds her intriguing and terribly vulnerable. But Marcus doesnt have time for romance; his job doesnt afford it. Marcuss chief responsibility is to keep Shari aliveand perhaps he can convince her of his love.

More than an investigative thriller, this is a great romance dealing with complex matters of faith. (Feb., 352 pp., $11.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair