Beneath her cool Chicago police detective exterior, Cara Fleming is always looking over her shoulder. When she meets Episcopal priest Bryan O'Shaugnessy, her suppressed emotions boil to the surface.

Then an investigation into organized crime makes her the target of mobsters, and everyone she knows is at risk. An unidentified mole in the police department leaves her with no one to trust. Only God and a lumberjack-sized priest can deliver her from her enemies—and her fears—and melt the ice in her veins.

John delivers a graceful balance between taut action and character exploration. In this third in the In a Heartbeat series, readers will enjoy moments of reacquaintance with and closure for characters in earlier books. (Jan., 325 pp., $10.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson