Archaeologist Sarah Dunnemore is horrified to learn of a Central Park sniper attack on her twin brother, Rob, and U.S. Marshal Nate Winter. When she arrives in New York, Rob's condition is grave, but he's more worried about her safety than his own. With Nate's assistance, Rob convinces Sarah to return to Tennessee while the FBI investigates the shooting.

Learning of the Dunnemore family's connection to the president of the United States and skeptical of the FBI's version of events, Nate follows Sarah home to question and protect her. Once there, it becomes clear that secrets from the past have a bearing on the present, and that Sarah is in very real danger.

This finely crafted, intriguing story forcefully and immediately grabs the reader's attention and never lets up. Nate's a hero to remember. (May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer