Does the saintly "Dr. Perfect" have dark secrets? That's what Lt. Eve Dallas will have to discover as she investigates the murder of world-famous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wilfred B. Icove.

According to his doctor son and his employees, Icove was beloved by all. So why did a stunningly beautiful woman enter his office, stab him to death and calmly walk back out? When the younger Dr. Icove is murdered in the same fashion, Eve knows that something dark is buried in the family archives, but unlocking it won't be easy.

Regrettably, the deeper Eve and her crew dig, the more horrific the discoveries become. Apparently, some people's drive for perfection will allow them to break all boundaries of science and morals.

The 21st chapter of this amazing series is filled with all the dark drama, intricate character dynamics and fascinating futuristic details that have made these books such winners. The ongoing love story between Eve and Roarke just keeps getting richer, as do the developing relationships of all those in Eve's life. (Jul., 352 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith