cover image Danger in Numbers

Danger in Numbers

Heather Graham. Mira, $27.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-77833-145-2

In this uneven suspense novel from bestseller Graham (The Rising with Jon Land), 29-year-old special agent Amy Larson of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and John Schultz, her FDLE partner of two years, look into a young woman’s ritualistic murder at a remote site on the edge of the Everglades. Amy’s knack for making sketches at crime scenes that have proved useful has earned her the respect of 50-year-old John, a career FDLE agent. The case, one that involves several similar murders, attracts the attention of FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, who specializes in ritualistic killings, extremists, and the occult. When a heart attack sidelines John, Amy joins forces with Hunter to investigate the odd murders, and her sketches lead the agents to a chilling cult. The pair’s vivid trek through rural Florida and the growing romantic heat between them help make up for the familiar plot and routine dialogue. Graham’s first standalone hardcover in more than 10 years entertains despite its flaws. Agent: Lucy Childs, Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency. (Mar.)