St. Martin's, Dec 2004, 23.95, 279 pp.
Math teacher Daniel Hood and his friend Brodie Farrell, owner of Looking for Something, argued whether Daniel needed to kill the homicidal Daws children (see REFLECTIONS). Their spat led to the end of their friendship as Daniel, feeling betrayed, cut his ties with Brodie before vanishing. Though her business of finding things, raising a young daughter by herself, and dating Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon keep her busy, Brodie misses her buddy Daniel.
Used to locating the impossible, Brodie decides to find her friend and if necessary apologize because he means a lot to her. However, the difficult search turns dangerous as someone begins an assault on Brodie, which becomes increasingly more perilous. She talks with Jack, insisting she has no enemies, but he says consider Daniel, who he detests perhaps because deep inside he deems the man a rival. Brodie rejects Jack's hypothesis while the frustrated cop struggles unsuccessfully to keep her safe.
The story line is action-packed as a series of mishaps assault Brodie with even her wondering if her former best friend from his hiding place could hate her so much.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner