WITH THE MATERIAL WITNESS IN THE SAFEHOUSE
FBI agent Ryan Burton arrives in a seaside village to find his protected witness missing and the townspeople in an uproar about a mysterious disease. Britta Jakobsen has been missing for four days when he finds her, and she has no memory of the past seven months--or of him, which might be a good thing, since she can't remember that they were once lovers. Now he has to keep her safe and find out where she spent those missing four days. Carla Cassidy's With the Material Witness in the Safehouse (2) relies too heavily on a gothic sense of impending doom and too many cliches--amnesia, foggy cliffs, suspicious townspeople and a mysterious curse--to support what could have been an interesting plot.