McKade's writing style invites readers into Shoni and John's world, and the couple's quick-witted dialogue will convince readers to stay. Although the characters seem a bit two-dimensional, this is a great read to help pass a rainy day.

Det. Shoni Alexander was shattered by her mother's unexpected death. Her work on an unusual case of arson and murder keeps her going. When homeless man John McClane seems able to help her crack the case, she takes him into custody, only to discover he's not who he says he is -- in fact, he doesn't know who he is! Shoni and John must race the clock -- and their own libidos -- to uncover his identity and that of the arsonists before Shoni gets kicked off the case. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)
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Whitney Kate Sullivan