Private investigator Callie Webber and millionaire philanthropist Tom Bennett rush to the bedside of their mutual friend, retired private investigator Eli Gold, who has been shot by a mysterious sniper. The pair plunge into the hornet's nest Eli stirred up by reopening a case involving an old flame. The trail of the would-be killer takes them to the exotic splendor of the Virgin Islands. They run afoul of espionage, theft and murder, drawing attention from local police, Interpol, the FBI and the super secret National Security Agency. Without divine guidance, Callie and Tom may never again see the States or find out what their romance could have become. Engrossing and perfectly plotted, A QUARTER FOR A KISS (4.5) is a must-read for the mystery lover. This is an excellent fourth tale in Mindy Starns Clark's Million Dollar Mysteries series. (Jan., 300 pp., $10.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson