SWORN TO PROTECT
SWORN TO PROTECT (3) by Kimberly Van Meter: Iris Beaudoin is raped and beaten by an unknown assailant after leaving a bar. Tribal policeman Sundance Jonson is determined to find the person who did this to his sister’s best friend. Iris and Sundance have known each other since childhood, and Iris is fearful and embarrassed about what has happened. This story has an interesting plot, but it moves way too slowly. The opening chapters dwell on Iris’ depression from the assault and the past history between Iris and Sundance, and there is little sense of urgency about solving the crime.