RUN THE RISK
Foster turns up the sizzle in her series launch with another cops-on-the-edge story sure to please fans. This is trademark Foster, with sexy cops undercover, beautiful dames in disguise and nasty bad guys trying to abduct girls. Her heroes always have an underlying decency and respect for women, no matter how much they get around, giving a sweet leavening to stories from the tougher side of life.
For two years, Detective Logan Riske has been trying to nail the man who killed his best friend. Working undercover, he has located the sister of the only witness and is determined to do whatever it takes to get to the brother. She seems like a mousy, withdrawn woman, but for a shy plain jane, Pepper Yates sure exudes a strong attraction. And her kisses are killer. Pepper has spent the last years in hiding, lonely and afraid, with only her brother to shield her. She can’t help but perk up at the sexy new neighbor. They may be hot together, but she can’t let that overwhelm her survival sense. Will their dance of passion bring them into the killer’s crosshairs? (HQN, Oct., 384 pp., $7.99)