Reporter Reese Hampton doesn't know she's stumbled on the story of her career when she gets into a rental car filled with confidential evidence. FBI agent Derek Knight isn't happy to see the car drive away. He follows Reese and eventually shows up at her hotel. By then she's read the contents of the envelope and realizes what she's stumbled upon.

Sparks fly. Their relationship starts because of sex but grows steadily. Still, trust isn't easy to come by, and the case continues to come between them. Can they get past their fears and insecurities and build something real? In her second novel, McCarthy pens a touching story. Her gift for humor creates a unique portrait of her characters' doubts and fears. (Apr., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Brager