cover image Driven


Rebecca Zanetti. Zebra, $8.99 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-1-4201-5301-9

Zanetti’s action-packed fourth Deep Ops romance (after Broken) ratchets up the heat while tackling a series-long mystery. For years, Angus Force, leader of the Deep Ops team, has been hunting Lassiter, the serial killer he once left for dead, convinced the man is still alive. Nari Zhang is the talented psychologist assigned to Angus’s rag-tag unit of misfits. Her job is to take care of the team’s mental health—but her presence keeps Angus on edge. When bodies begin showing up following Lassiter’s m.o., Angus and Nari dive into the investigation and grow closer in the process—only to be shut down by the government. Though the eventual sex scenes are steamy, the focus is more on the suspense than on Nari and Angus’s romance. But Zanetti still makes time to dig into her characters’ psyches in the midst of the action, adding nuance to the exciting plot. Readers who have enjoyed the series will be pleased to delve deeper into the Lassiter mystery, and newcomers will be just as satisfied. Agent: Caitlin Blasdell, Eliza Dawson Assoc. (Feb.)