THE HEART OF BRODY MCQUADE
Investigating a series of robberies and murders, Texas Ranger Brody McQuade finds them all pointing back to his sister's death in a car accident eight months before. His only living witness is the last victim, trust-fund baby Victoria Kirkland, who's also the attorney who freed his sister's killer. But putting Victoria in protective custody isn't enough to stop a killer determined to erase a possible witness, and Brody discovers that maybe she's not the ice queen he thought she was. Mallory Kane's The Heart of Brody McQuade (4) twines a lot of threads into a thick plait of robbery, blackmail and murder.