"It's hard to remember a time when a damsel was quite so distressed by so many different heavies. The tension, though synthetic, is so unrelenting that you'll cheer when Rory finally walks away from it all."
Gardiner shelves hard-used series heroine Jo Beckett (The Nightmare Thief
, 2011, etc.) in order to put even more wear and tear on an employed, overcommitted California lawyer.
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