Ginny Aiken. Danger in a Small Town. New York: Steeple Hill Books, 2008.

Both Tess Graver and Ethan Rogers are trying to leave their pasts behind when they settle in Loganton.  Ethan was a Drug Enforcement Agency officer in Chicago, and he has had his fill of lowlifes and their crimes.  Tess has returned to her hometown to escape the suspicions of her co-workers after she was accused and then cleared of theft at work.  Plus, her elderly uncle needs someone to live with him now that his wife has died. Tess is happy to be back in familiar surroundings and upbeat about the business that she plans to start.

Unfortunately, trouble finds Tess.  While on a run, she comes upon a woman dieing of a drug overdose; someone breaks into Uncle Gordon’s house; Tess receives menacing phone calls, and a van tries to mow her down.  The caller thinks that Tess has something of value–could it be connected to the dead woman and the meth traffic in town?  Ethan Rogers wants to know–for professional reasons and to protect Tess.

This is the first book in the author’s Carolina Justice series.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2008, Aiken, Ginny, Novels in Series, Novels Set in Fictional Places, Religious/Inspirational, Romance/Relationship, Suspense/Thriller

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