Minneapolis and its brave team of police and firefighters are again thrust into murder most malevolent. Taking center stage this time around are Detective Olivia Sutherland and firefighter David Hunter. To say that this story is like Rubik’s Cube of betrayal and murder is a true understatement. This diabolically clever thriller is proof positive that Rose is a genuine suspense maestro!
The suspicious fire that results in the death of a teenage girl brings homicide detective Olivia Sutherland and firefighter David Hunter together once again after an impulsive tryst years ago. For four college friends, the fire that was supposed to make a political statement turns into murder, betrayal and blackmail on an unimaginable scale. The quartet was videotaped at the crime scene and a ruthless killer/ blackmailer is about to make his escalating demands known. As their cases continue to overlap, Olivia and David must deal with their emotions and the increasing danger. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jun., 608 pp., $7.99)