Slick, sexy and fast-paced, Quinn's latest is a top-notch, topical thriller. It keeps the reader on edge from start to finish, and only the most seasoned armchair detectives are likely to figure out what's really going on.

On the verge of finally putting petty criminal Jacob Hall in jail after several failed attempts, chief prosecutor Jan McNeil becomes the target of intimidation tactics. Jan thinks the Ivory Nation, a white supremacist group Hall belongs to, is responsible. But are they?

The one thing Jan's sure of is that she's grateful for the watchful presence of her neighbor, writer Simon Green, while the trial's going on -- and her personal life implodes. A former FBI agent, Simon's battling some demons of his own, but gratitude is not precisely what he wants from Jan. (MIRA, Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer