In prolific author Michaels' third installment in her Sisterhood series, seven women bond to help their leader, Myra, get revenge on the Chinese diplomat's son who drunkenly ran down her pregnant daughter, Barbara, five years ago and escaped justice because of diplomatic immunity.

Myra and her husband, Charles, bring the alleged murderer from China to their Virginia estate of Pinewood, where additional difficulties threaten their plan. Prosecutor turned P.I. Jack Emery investigates Myra's underhanded activities at Pinewood. Jack never completely severed his relationship with Myra, since he still cares for her adopted daughter Nikki, his former fiancee.

Michaels' latest is riveting, with intense suspense and well-developed characters. The bonds of friendship are expertly explored in this captivating work. (Jan., 344 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick