"a tremendous police procedural romance"
Widow and single mother Chicago "Windy" Thomas takes over
as head of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's
Criminalistics Bureau. She immediately shows her value
with a murder case impressing Violent Crimes task Force
supervisor Ash Laughton with her knowledge and honesty. He
asks for her help on a particularly violent murder Mrs.
Johnson and her fifteen year old and under three children
were ritualistically killed. Windy provides strong
assistance in interpreting the photos of the crime scene.
The same MO is repeated with Windy once again furbishing
valuable insight to Ash. While trying to solve the
homicides, Ash and Windy begin to fall in love although she
is engaged to someone else. As a serial killer terrorizes
the city, the police led by the dynamic protagonists
struggle to bring this malevolent individual to justice
before the culprit destroys another family.
The title aside, BAD GIRL is a tremendous police procedural
romance that is at its best when Windy provides Holmes-like
explanations to crimes and crime scenes. The story line is
loaded with action, but owned by Windy, though her bowing
to guilt tossed at her by her fiancÚ seems out of
character. Fans who value a strong investigative tale into
the mind of a serial killer with a sidebar of romance will
enjoy Michele Jaffe's work.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2003