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Ultimate Sins

Lora Leigh. St. Martin’s Paperbacks, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-312-38910-9

Alpha-male sex and aggression saturate the pages of Leigh’s fourth Callahans romantic suspense (after Secret Sins). Crowe Callahan returns to his Colorado hometown and Amelia Sorenson, the only woman he’s ever loved, to trap the so-called Slasher, a wickedly clever serial rapist/murderer who has been terrorizing the town and the Callahan clan for decades. It so happens that the Slasher is Amelia’s father, Wayne, who’s also the county attorney. Wayne has a major axe to grind with Crowe and his cousins, Logan and Rafer—something to do with treasure that Wayne feels is rightfully his. The story is disjointed and overpopulated, and the characters’ motivation are afterthoughts. Leigh’s diehard fans might appreciate all the rough sex scenes, but the book unlikely to win her any new readers. (Sept.)