Jane Spyrus is a third-generation B.L.I.S.S. agent, but her talents lie not in the field but as a gadget inventor in research and development Following her parents' murders in the line of duty, Jane was raised by her grand-mother Maggie Spyrus, also a former B.L.I.S.S. agent.

As fate would have it, Jane's friend and neighbor Edie Andretti mistakenly borrows one of Jane's new inventions: a tracking tampon. This error becomes a stroke of luck when Edie's brother Abel arrives and discovers that Edie has been kidnapped.

With time being of the essence, Jane and Abel pack up wheelchair-bound Maggie and follow the beacon. After contacting B.L.I.S.S. headquarters, Jane is startled to learn that Edie suspected something was not quite right about her employer, Ensecksi Satellites. B.L.I.S.S. had long suspected the company of experimenting with mind-controlling transmissions, and this may be the chance to prove it.

B.L.I.S.S. arranges for Jane, Abel and Maggie to move next door to the Ensecksis for observation. But when the too handsome and too charming Dirk Ensecksi hits on Jane, who's never before been a field agent, she receives an immediate change of status to work undercover. With her friend's life on the line, there is no room for error.

The women of B.L.I.S.S. are back, trying to make the world a safer place through their verve and the most outrageous and sexy gismos imaginable. This entire series is really a hoot and now Lynsay Sands adds her own special twist. (Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith