Author: Hank Phillippi
Publisher: Forge Books 2012
Jane is a journalist, newly working for a Boston newspaper. She was a TV journalist until she refused to reveal a source. The TV station fired her and everywhere she goes people seem to believe she did something wrong. In spite of that Jane is a true journalist – a hint of a good story and she digs in for the truth.
There’s a senate race going on in Massachusetts. Jane isn’t assign the best stories. Instead she’s given a puff piece on a candidate’s wife. It’s not what she wants or is good at, but she’s grateful for this new job.
When Jane meets the wife, her instincts tell her something is wrong. Jane’s instincts are also aroused when she continues to see the same gorgeous woman at every political event of this senatorial candidate. Who is she? Is she just a political junkie or could she be the candidate’s “other woman?”
Meanwhile Jane’s good friend, Jake Brogan, a Boston police detective, is in the midst of a possible serial killer case. It’s actually the media that believes this is a serial killing. Jake isn’t convinced. The dead bodies are near bridges, but since Boston has a lot of bridges, Jake thinks it’s just a coincidence, or possibly a copycat.
Jane and Brogan are good friends, but they also have feelings for each other. They are resisting those feelings because they fear working together will hurt their careers because of a conflict of interest. They are, however, good at working together because they tend to analyze situations in a similar way and they both have good people instincts.
No doubt about it, I loved this book. That’s a good thing because I already bought the second and third books in the series. I didn’t wait because I knew Hank Phillippi Ryan would come through with story I’d like.