Murderous intent is no match for killer intellect accessorized with stiletto heels.
If there’s one thing Felicia Swift likes more than sex, it’s books. But her dream job at the Library of Congress takes a macabre turn when she finds a linguistics specialist lying dead between his least favorite subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Worse, the utterly sexy detective seems to have his eyes on Felicia’s curves more than the evidence, which she is convinced points at the wrong man. And she plans to convince him of just that—right after he buys her an apple martini.
Mark Rizzo plans to wrap up this investigation as quickly as possible. Until he realizes the witness isn’t some dumpy, wizened librarian, but a researcher with endless legs, bottomless intellect, and a bulldog determination to complicate this open-and-shut case all to hell.
As Felicia and Rizzo dig closer to the truth, the real culprit gets jittery enough to trysomething desperate. Leaving Felicia to wonder if their investigation will lead them down the aisle of no return.
Warning: Contains a jaded detective with more scuffs, scrapes, and scars than a wellloved pair of Timberlands. Plus a more fashion-forward (and probably better smelling) sleuth than Sherlock Holmes who’s as picky about her lovers as she is about her shoes—and make no mistake, she’s had plenty of both.
Felicia Swift works at the Library of Congress and is usually the first one in the building every morning. During her early morning routine she discovers the body of her colleague, Dr. Dresden, in one of the aisles. The sexy, overworked, Detective Mark Rizzo reports to the Library to work on the case and after interviewing everyone and getting the autopsy report, finds that Dr. Dresden died of a heart attack. But, the meticulous (and genius…literally) Dr. Swift does not believe this is a case of a bad heart, but that of murder. The good detective eventually agrees and they set off on an adventure to discover who wanted Dr. Dresden gone.
Felicia has OCD, and a lot of quirks, with a huge anxiety disorder thrown in. She likes order and for things to be just so. Her personal life is just as meticulous because she doesn’t want to change things and settle down. Mark used to date the Medical Examiner, but that fizzled when she told him he took his job home with him. However, Mark “gets” Felicia and her quirks and finds them more endearing than anything. The two fight their attraction while working the case. Let me tell you – boy do the sparks fly and pages sizzle!
I enjoyed the sexual angst and attraction between these two, all while the suspense and mystery portion of the story played out. This story was written in a way that there was never a dull moment in between scenes…the flow was great and kept me engrossed in the story from beginning to end. I won’t give away the results of the case, but if the rest of the series is as good as this book, I can’t wait to see where it goes!