Wiesner's tale begins quickly with a strong opening scene. However, the number of characters and frequent shifting between first and last names make it hard to keep track of who's who. This is the second book in the series, so the author may be assuming that readers are familiar with some
of the characters. The story moves quickly, and the tension stays high.
At times, however, the writing can
be choppy.

Kirsten Ulrick and Ash Barnett are operatives for a covert government agency called the Network. They go undercover to protect Raven and Casey Harris, a couple who lost a child in a supposed accident. In helping the Harrises, Kirsten and Ash are forced to confront issues in their own relationship. (Whiskey Creek, Nov., 336 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Roseann Marlett