cover image Stop at Nothing

Stop at Nothing

Kate SeRine. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-49261-834-8

SeRine kicks off her Protect and Serve series with this serviceable but unpolished contemporary. After three years in New Orleans and a difficult investigation that went nowhere, FBI agent Kyle Dawson is reassigned back to Indiana, where his three brothers and father are respected law enforcement officers. Wanting to reconnect with his ex-lover, sheriff’s investigator Abby Morrow, Kyle leaves her a voice mail, even though she broke his heart. When she tells him that her sister has been kidnapped and Abby and her nephew are in mortal danger, Kyle steps in to help, and Abby and Kyle soon passionately pick up where they left off. Hired assassins, sex trafficking, grisly text messages, and savvy computer work all lead Kyle to suspect that his New Orleans case and Abby’s family troubles are (of course) connected. The book offers suspense and sexual encounters in equal abundance, with villains aplenty. Law enforcement enthusiasts will respect SeRine’s deft descriptions of police work, but romance devotees might find the lust and endearments somewhat repetitive and heavy-handed. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Nov.)