Connor has always been an amazingly gifted author, but she really outdoes herself with the latest chapter in the Diane Fallon series. Dual story tracks are expertly woven together to form a tale that is both spine-tingling and treacherous. By shaking up a major premise of the series, Connor heightens the emotional stakes and takes her readers on a puzzling and extremely hazardous adventure. Longtime fans will note with delight that Connor also manages to form a connection to her previous suspense series.

Late one night at the museum, Diane discovers two wounded individuals, one of whom she realizes is an old friend from her days as a human rights activist. Before lapsing into a coma, the woman, clutching a child’s femur, whispers, “It was one of us.” Shortly thereafter Diane finds herself under attack from various quarters as her identity is hijacked and she is accused of murder in Brazil. Diane, her team and her new fiancé Frank all scramble to make sense of the attacks and discover who wants to destroy Diane and why. The reason will rock Diane to her very core! (OBSIDIAN, Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith