Keeping a long-running series both intriguing and suspenseful is no easy task, but superstar Johansen makes it look that way as she kicks off another trilogy within her Eve Duncan series. Johansen wastes no time throwing Eve into the fight of her life, as she faces a father’s horrifying obsession. Johansen never misses!
After finally resolving the mystery of who killed her daughter Bonnie, Eve and Joe Quinn are hoping for some quality time. Their adopted daughter, Jane, will be flying in from London to be with them. Jim Doane has been planning his moves for a very long time. Like a chess master, he puts his pieces into play in order to get his hands on Eve and force her to make a very special reconstruction. When Jane’s beloved dog, Toby, is poisoned, she is forced to accept help from mysterious Seth Caleb. CIA operative Venable is extremely worried when Doane disappears off the radar. Then Eve is kidnapped and all hell breaks loose. Joe and Jane must save her. (ST. MARTIN’S, Apr., 352 pp., $27.99)