“Blood Orchid” by Stuart Woods is another in the Orchid Beach series. Chief of Police Holly Barker returns in her third suspenseful adventure-along with her father Ham and Daisy the Doberman.
Holly and Ham meet Ed Shine, a property developer who has recently moved to Orchid Beach. When they visit his home a sniper fires a shot that almost kills him. When the two other developers bidding on a property are assassinated by a sniper on the same day, Holly immediately connects the dots and sees a link between these shootings.
She contacts the FBI and an agent tells her that he is sending an undercover operative into the area on a completely separate assignment. The agent and Holly hit it off giving the main romantic content to this story.
Again with Stuart Woods you get a straight forward, page turning, police procedural, thriller.