You should read this novel's predecessors, Betrayal of the Trust and Blind Trust, before tackling this one. There's no background on characters or plot, and the crime that's spoken of throughout is never retold. Still, Banks is a talented storyteller.
James and Laura are a married couple who seem to be in a race for their lives. They've taken money from some high-powered officials and have no way of knowing who is trying to kill them and when they will have their lives back. Changing their names and moving to an island seem to be a solution, until
a senator and his son are found dead. They soon realize it will take more than a change of location and identity to stay alive. (DAFINA, Sep., 227 pp., $15.00)