It’s back to Beartooth, Mont., for the fifth in the series. While the mystery keeps the plot moving along at a fairly steady pace and the characters captivate, the over-familiarity of a waitress who can read minds may disappoint readers. Overall, it’s definitely a story to enjoy.
U.S. Marshal Rourke Kincaid decides to go rogue when he can’t get a cold case off his mind. A serial killer has sprung up in the Northwest and he’s the only one making an unusual connection. Going deep undercover in the remote town of Beartooth, Rourke encounters Callie Westfield, his suspect and his preoccupation. When the grisly murders start up again, he finds himself struggling with his instincts. Does he turn Callie in, or put his life and career on the line to protect her? (HQN, Sep., 352 pp., $7.99)