Jess Harris doesn’t have to go looking for trouble — it finds her. Jess is one of the toughest, smartest, most stubborn lady cops to strut the pages lately, but Webb’s given her just enough vulnerability to keep her likable. This third entry in the Faces of Evil series is a hard-to-putdown police procedural with pitch-perfect voice, well-developed characters and a setting that is as much a part of the cast as the protagonists.

As head of the Birmingham Police Department’s Special Crimes Unit, Deputy Chief Jess Harris is trying to get her life back on track after rescuing her lover and a fellow police officer from the hands of a madman — but police politics and a couple of murders stand in her way. When her first love, Chief of Police Dan Burnett, becomes her new boss, he hands off the investigation into the death of a famous local ballet instructor to another department and saddles Jess with the investigation into a missing teen. Jess’ instincts start screaming “foul” when the death is ruled an accident, but she’s got her hands full trying to keep Birmingham from being ground zero for a clash between warring gangs — and being the recipient of “tips” on the ballet teacher’s death. (FOREVER-ROMANCE.COM, dl $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper