The Dangerous Liaisons series returns as Detective Alan Chevalier, a recovering alcoholic, investigates a murder in the Hotel Josephine. He's shocked when he meets Molly Laraway, who's a dead ringer for the victim, until he learns she's the murdered woman's twin. Alan has personal demons that make him fear getting involved with a woman, and Molly knows they have no future together since they live in different cities. Written in the first and third person, Submission (3), by Tori Carrington, has the gritty darkness of a noir and a strong mystery that works. But Alan has fallen back into alcoholism before the book starts, and it's hard to believe the love of a good woman is enough to straighten his life out in such
a short period of time.