Aurelio Zen of Rome's elite Criminalpol is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions: to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday - relaxing in the sun, eating seafood and engaging in a little mild flirtation with the attractive woman sitting under the next umbrella.
"Ridiculous efforts at women's voices"
In her assignments, seasoned photojournalist Bess Grady has witnessed firsthand the horrors and heartbreak of war-torn Croatia. But nothing she has seen prepares her for a travel magazine commitment in Tenajo, Mexico. When she drives into what should be a balmy, rural paradise, a chilling scene of chaos and destruction greets her instead. Her ability to consistently create first-rate entertainment has earned Iris Johansen mutliple awards. Richard Poe’s superb timing will keep your pulse racing from the first well-executed page to the thrilling ending.
"Good if bought on sale"
Max Fried is a former computer forensic examiner who devotes his time to swimming, drinking and bathing in the hot Florida sun, but today...it's a real killer. A murderer is coming his way. When a smooth-talking lawyer persuades Max to find a deceased client's estate assets, Max takes the job, thinking it will be a snooze. Instead, an old killer with a new identity breaks into his home and steals the client's computer.
"A fun time!"
A seasoned photojournalist, Bess Grady has honed her craft in the trouble spots of the world. But witnessing the horrors of Somalia and Sarajevo hasn't prepared her for what waits in a small-town paradise - as an easy assignment turns into a desperate journey into fear. Sunlight bathes the town square. A balmy breeze is blowing. Yet nothing else is as it should be. The unimaginable has happened here, and Bess Grady and her sister Emily have unwittingly stumbled right into the middle of it. As chaos and confusion reign, Emily disappears, Bess is taken captive - and escape seems impossible.
"Should have been better"