Ex-cop Jake Hayes became a recluse after he left his job. But a friend's wed-ding flushes him out of hiding and brings him to L.A. When he discovers a dangerous stalker is following his friend's sister-in-law, radio talk show host Kristen Carey, long-buried instincts kick in and Jake is once again on the job. And it's only under Jake's protection that Kristen can feel safe. In NIGHT TALK (3), Rebecca Daniels nicely depicts her characters' fear and anxiety, which come from threats both real and self-imposed.