O'Banyon's third book in her
Hawk series is possibly the best yet, with a regular little spitfire heroine, great verbal sparring and some very emotional scenes.

Jena Leigh Hawk is looking for her brothers, Whit and Drew, and hopes her job as a newspaper reporter under the pseudonym of J.L. Rebel will lead her to them.

Arriving in Galveston she is accosted by a Union soldier. Colonel Clay Madison comes to her rescue, but leaves a very angry J.L. behind. When J.L. begins investigating the murder of a prostitute, she riles the townsfolk and has another run-in with Clay. The more he has to deal with her the more attracted to her he becomes. Their attraction grows, but when J.L. becomes the bait to catch a killer, Clay decides to protect her. (Leisure, Oct., 368 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager