Katie Singleton, bodyguard by profession is on the scene quickly after she noticed law enforcement lights near Daniel Matthews restaurant. His niece Riley is one of Katie's self defense students, making this incident one she just can't drive by. Her work with the Elite Guardians frequently links her with local law enforcement members so it was no surprise to find Detective Quinn Holcombe leading the investigation. The surprise came after she met Daniel and they received a call about a second crime, this one about a fire at his other store location.
Someone was after Daniel. That much he knew but was at a loss to fathom. The only person who had a complaint was already dead. As the Guardians are hired by his niece Riley for protection the mystery just gets bigger. Fearing for Riley's safety he agreed to the protection but not until after the perpetrator goes to further lengths to try to kill him.
Layer by layer this case is solved and while there were a few red herrings, I was surprised at how neatly Lynette tied up the case. I barely guessed the killer until the end. In the meantime, this is a good read with good interaction between well developed characters. I recommend this for your fall reading list complete with a mug of your favorite tea or coffee. If you haven't already read the first book of the series, Always Watching I recommend it as well. Both books can be read stand alone or one after the other. (After all, Fall is a good time for reading)