cover image In Harm's Way

In Harm's Way

Irene Hannon, . . Revell, $14.99 (326pp) ISBN 978-0-8007-3312-4

Suspense writer Hannon (Against All Odds ) offers her third in the Heroes of Quantico series, where she presents fast-paced crime drama with an aside of romance. The story opens with the sensitive and artistic piano instructor, Rachel Sutton, happening upon a Raggedy Ann doll buried in the snow of a parking lot. What happens when Rachel picks up this doll shocks and disturbs her, so much so, she presses past her self-preservation mode and tells her story to FBI agent Nick Bradley. Initially nonplussed by her account, Nick is unable to shake a persistent feeling that Rachel is for real and not some psychic wanna-be. Quickly, the report of a missing baby is linked with the doll, as are secrets surrounding Rachel's past. Both Nick and Rachel develop a mutual respect and affection for one another as they piece together the clues behind an ever-climactic mystery. Hannon's tale is engagingly sure-footed overall, yet at points reads too predictably for avid crime enthusiasts. (Apr.)