Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions.
Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more Paul realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is…
Ms. Henderson is a very good story teller. She has an incredible way of starting a novel and pulling you and this one was no different. I was instantly intrigued when I started the novel and I was definitely turning the pages to see what would happen next. Yet, there were moments that I felt like the novel was a bit too long. Also, the romance between Paul and Ann was a little strange to me. Paul was very objective about the whole dating process in the sense that I didn’t know why Ann captured his fancy. That said, he was a great guy and I was certainly impressed with this character and the length, depths, and breadth he would go to, to impress Ann. Ann on the other hand was really HIGH MAINTENANCE (there’s high maintenance and there’s HIGH MAINTENANCE, girlfriend was the latter). Maybe the problem was that she didn’t need Paul. Ever. And she didn’t seem to want him too. So, the romance was a little weird to me, but the book itself was certainly interesting. Spiritually, I love the way both Ann and Paul have a strong relationship with God and seek Him out in everything. They just live their faith.