HELLO, GORGEOUS

Davidson tackles this super-spy-
girl story with non-stop, witty oneliners, but the novel does not hang together. The final third was rushed
and jumbled, with a cursory mystery being hastily wrapped up and
two love stories hurtling to abrupt
conclusions. But readers fond of Davidson's bold, humorous tone
will enjoy it nonetheless.

Caitlyn James has a salon in Minneapolis, great girlfriends and an active social life. Then, on a wild night out with her sorority sisters, she's killed in a car accident. Well, technically.

A top-secret branch of the U.S. government spirits her to a hidden lab and revives her—with improvements. Now she can run faster than a car, process the mathematical coordinates of her environment in a split second and tackle five bad guys at once.

But life as a 21st-century superwoman is not all it's cracked up to be. Her mysterious handler, known only as The Boss, is blackmailing her into working for his agency—and sleeping with her best friend. And her first assignment involves assassinating a rogue agent, who happens to be the most gorgeous man she's ever seen.

(Mar., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Caroline McAddams