A hard-hitting, intense drama with some sheet-twisting love scenes set in the beautiful Montana wilderness. It’s an ever-popular good vs. evil storyline with murder, mayhem and characters who will stay with you long after the last page is turned. The second in Novak’s Bulletproof trilogy also reads well as a stand-alone.

Laurel Hodges has been running from The Crew — a prison gang her brother was once involved in, members which blames Laurel for the death of one of their own. She’s been living in a quiet Montana town as Vivian Stewart and can almost trust again thanks to her sexy neighbor, Sheriff Myles King. When a murder is committed, Vivian/ Laurel fears her past is catching up to her and she needs Myles’ help. If The Crew has found her she’s in big trouble. Now with a chance at happiness, Laurel and Myles have more to lose — and more to live for. (MIRA, Sep., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt