Baby Shark’s in a sea of troubles involving bootleggers, racketeers, crooked politicians, a wounded partner, a cooling romance and hordes of hit men out to do her in.
Kristin Van Dijk and Otis Millett, partners in a Fort Worth private investigation agency, don’t much like the gig because neither of them much likes their client Travis Horner. But when big Otis indicates that he has a reason for taking it on, Kristin, aka Baby Shark—a renowned pool hustler from a young age—stifles her protests. Otis’s reason, she soon learns, is gorgeous Savannah Smike, who might not be all there mentally but is fully present from the neck down. She hasn’t exactly been kidnapped, Horner tells Otis while handing him a bag of ransom money, but the bad guys are keeping her in her underwear. It turns out, of course, that Horner is a lying scalawag and that Otis and Baby Shark have been set up. After Otis goes down with bullets in his chest, Baby Shark’s outnumbered by a whole mess of murderers. Not that there’s ever any real doubt that this smart, tough, endlessly cool platinum blonde will be able to cope. Love her or hate her, everyone knows Baby Shark is lethal.
A lively addition to a highly diverting series (Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues, 2007, etc.).