Dailey ratchets up the tension in her final book in the Bannon Brothers trilogy. Her characters are believable and well motivated, and the relationships among various members of the television station staff crackle with intensity. The media silence about the homicides is difficult to accept at first, but Dailey’s skilled storytelling pulls the reader in nonetheless.
Television anchorwoman Kelly Johns is rescued from potential death when agent Deke Bannon pulls her out of the way of a bullet. Three people are murdered at the scene, but the shooting is kept out of the news. Kelly assumes the incident was a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time while filming a news feature unrelated to the homicide. However, as the story continues, it becomes clear that Kelly is the focus of the crime and she works with Deke to find the murderer. (KENSINGTON, Jun., 352 pp., $25.00)