ONE WRONG MOVE
McKenna fans will snap up this addition to her loosely connected McCloud family series, and new readers will find it enjoyable, although it lacks the punch of some of the earlier books. As usual, McKenna delivers a solid plot, interesting characters and sexual heat – along with paranormal elements, in the form of mental capabilities that come naturally or through mind-enhancing drugs.
On a trip to New York City, Alex is irritated when a friend asks him to help Nina, a woman in danger. Alex has enough trouble avoiding his Ukrainian mob family and is only in the city because his aunt is dying. But Nina has a recording that may be in Ukrainian, which Alex can translate. Nina’s aunt injected her with some drug while exhorting her — in Ukrainian — to do something. After Nina is rescued by Alex, they are on the run from a group of mind-reading, mind-bending thugs, while trying to unravel clues from their crazy aunts. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 400 pp., $15.00)