NIGHTWATCH (4) by Valerie Hansen: A suspicious explosion takes the lives of fire captain Mitch Andrews’ friends and leaves three children orphaned. With the help of widow and foster parent Jill Kirkpatrick, Mitch seeks to keep the children safe, which may include keeping them from their mother’s sister as well as their father’s brother. Having the court-appointed special advocate on their side is a big help, especially when one of the children goes missing and it comes to light that the explosion that killed their parents was deliberately set. Hansen’s Defenders miniseries involving CASA volunteers definitely starts off with a boom. It features interesting characters and plenty of action and suspense.