The Blurb: A critical error. A Cinderella season cut short. A star player murdered. DC is recovering from angry riots after one player’s mistake blew the DC Federals’ chance at the World Series, and Lieutenant Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder’s death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate? While Sam digs through clues, her husband, US Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It’s a distraction Nick can ill afford with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ballplayer he admired. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.
My thoughts: I am really enjoying this series. The characters of Nick and Sam are still interesting and the adoption of Scotty is proceeding. As always, I found the murder mystery interesting and involved. It took a turn I didn’t expect which I always love. The only critique I would give is the character of Scotty is so adorable. He is a 12-year old boy. The issue–he is almost too perfect. I have never known a 12-year boy be this perfect!!! I don’t think they exist. LOL Overall, an enjoyable read.