Quinn juggles a number of interesting subplots within the main storyline, pulling everything together neatly at the end. The resolution comes as a result of a pile of coincidences, but it's somehow plausible — possibly because the reader is rooting so hard for the characters.

Finding her runaway sister Autumn on the streets of Las Vegas is even harder than photojournalist Francesca Witting expected. Still reeling from an ugly breakup with a married man and the loss of a child, she's very determined not to let Autumn become another statistic.

Meeting security expert Luke Everson is a mixed blessing; he has useful skills and connections, but his life is as complicated as Francesca's own. Pulled together even though neither is looking for love, the two continue their search, even when it leads them in unexpected — and dangerous — directions.

(Jul., 384 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer