When detective Risa Taylor's partner is found dead after a meeting with an informant goes awry, it's up to Internal Affairs detective Grady Wilson to uncover the truth. Was the attractive Risa having an affair with her partner, as everyone assumes, and could she have fired the shots that killed him? The violations of standard police procedure in Kay David's book are explained away by the hero and heroine's trite refusal to go by the book. And if we are expected to accept Risa's friends and co-workers as heroines in future books, it will be hard to forget how they abandoned her in The Partner (2).
Reviewed by: 
Christine Merrill