The blurb: As a new year dawns in the capital city, dual scandals rock the Metropolitan Police Department—and Lieutenant Sam Holland is right in the middle of them. Chief Farnsworth is catching heat for the way he handled a recent homicide investigation, and Detective Gonzales is accused of failing to disclose an earlier connection to the judge who decided his custody hearing. When Gonzo’s fight for his child turns deadly and he has a shaky alibi, Sam must defend two of her closest colleagues. All while her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, settles into his new office at the White House. Nick begins to wonder if the president is using him for a political boost, and his worries mount over a complication in the plans to adopt Scotty at a time when Sam is being put through the wringer by the always-rabid DC press corps. As the evidence against Gonzo piles up, Sam suspects someone is gunning for her—and her team.
My thoughts: Another enjoyable entry in the continuing saga of Sam and Nick trying to balance their relationship, their jobs, their family and life in general. Sam is this time trying to prove one of her crew innocent of murder! This hits close to home. Nick is not enamoured with his new position as Vice-President so he is trying to figure out what type of Vice-President he will be. The world of Sam and Nick is rocked on it axis with the ending of this story and is well-written.