Continuing through Robert Crais novels, this one takes a different direction with a new female lead character, Carol Starkey. Starkey was a Los Angeles bomb squad officer, but having narrowly survived being blown up three years before the time of this story she is now a detective with LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Section.
There is a lot more emotional writing in this novel with Starkey dealing with the trauma of surviving a bomb that killed her lover, the physical scars that had on her body and the possible new love interest if she can let herself trust. Also an ongoing struggle with alcoholism isn’t helping focus her direction.
When a bomb call takes the life of another colleague, Carol embarks on an investigation which shows that there is actually a serial killer out to kill bomb technicians.