"Reckoning for the Dead" is Jordan Dane's latest novel in her "Sweet Justice" series. (Harper/352 pages)
The plot surrounds the absence of Garrett Wheeler, leader of the Sentinels, an elite security force. Wheeler is missing and presumed to be dead.
That is the "official" story given by the Sentinels' new chief.
But Alexa Wheeler, Garrett's former lover and fellow covert agent, does not trust the new boss and decides to take matters in her own hands, prompting her to go AWOL from the agency and to conduct her own search for him.
While Alexa heads to Mexico to face off against dangerous drug kingpins, her friend, Jessie Beckett, has plenty of troubles of her own. She is forced to reinvestigate the case of Danny Ray Millstone, the evil pedophile who had kidnapped her when she was a young child.
"Reckoning for the Dead" is vintage Jordan Dane with street savvy women who deliver justice with plenty of kick.