A call from wealthy businessman Marcus Stone comes at the perfect time for P.I. Cleo North—she's just finished a case and is trying not to think about why she hasn't heard from Major Jack Donovan in a while.

One of Marcus' young employees, Trish Jackson, is missing and he's very concerned. Initially suspicious, Cleo concludes that Marcus isn't involved in Trish's disappearance and begins to earnestly investigate. However, her prodding places her in harm's way—and back into Jack's arms. Finding Trish is only the tip of the iceberg, and the rest of it is concealed in very dark water.

Lovelace is a real pro at penning suspense. This second book featuring Cleo is as tension-filled, sexy and amusing as The First Mistake. (May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer