The always sizzling Krentz continues the saga of the paranormal Arcane Society launched in her historical novel Second Sight (written under the name Amanda Quick). Descendants of the psychically gifted protagonists of the first book are now involved in a modern-day psychic investigative agency called Jones and Jones. As always, Krentz delivers a full measure of crisp dialogue, passionate romance and suspenseful thrills. She is a true master of her craft.
Being a human lie detector hasn't made life easy for Clare Lancaster, but it does save the life of her half-sister Elizabeth. Only Clare sees through brother-in-law Brad's evil machinations, and when Brad turns up murdered, Clare is a prime suspect.
Expert psychic hunter and undercover Arcane Society operative Jake Salter is following leads regarding the possible resurgence of a dark psychic cabal; could Brad's murder be a link? Although Clare can sense that Jake is telling some lies and keeping secrets, she decides that he is a man she can trust. When someone makes an attempt on her life and she discovers another body, Clare realizes that an alliance with Jake may be her best chance of surviving. (putnam, Jan., 384 pp., $24.95)