cover image Hokus Pokus

Hokus Pokus

Fern Michaels, . . Zebra, $6.99 (315pp) ISBN 978-1-4201-0185-0

Over eight previous delectable novels, the seven members of the Sisterhood have exacted multiple pounds of flesh from men who have wronged them. Michaels's latest revenge fantasy finds them living in exile in Barcelona, where they receive word that Pearl Barnes, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will expose one of their contacts in the U.S. if they don't help her keep her own deep dark secret. Barnes runs an underground railroad for women and children who have been abused by their husbands and boyfriends, and her former son-in-law, Tyler Hughes, has threatened to expose her illegal activities if she doesn't throw an upcoming vote. The Sisterhood members are soon plotting to get back across the pond—no easy task, since they're wanted ladies—in order to swing into action and deliver revenge that's creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style. (Apr.)