by Sharon Sala

November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2596-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback

This fantastic book in the Cat Dupree series may not be as fast paced as the previous two, but is exactly what fans need to wrap up this story. While the first two books had Cat on a mission of revenge, Bad Penny finds both Cat and Wilson reevaluating their lives and futures.

Staying with his parents on their ranch in Austin, Texas, Wilson is mending from his gunshot wounds. Little does he know that Jimmy Franks, the man who recently shot him, is determined to find Wilson and finish the job. While Wilson works the ranch with his father, he and Cat plan for their future. Both are willing to leave their dangerous jobs behind and concentrate on each other, and a possible future family.

Cat thought shed covered her tracks when she killed Soloman Tutuola in Mexico a few months back. Shed healed from almost dying herself and wants to forget about the man who murdered her father, and concentrate on the here and now. But Mexican police detective Luis Montoya keeps finding connections between Soloman and Cat. As he winds his way through Mexico, he becomes more and more impressed with the stories he hears about this fierce woman, and cant quite decide if he thinks shes an angel or a murderer.

Despite having left her dangerous job, Cat still finds herself in peril, usually the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And day by day she also finds herself leaving behind the pain of her past and experiencing having a family around who offers love and comfort. Its a new experience for her, and one for which shes extremely grateful.

Though the pace of this book isnt as rapid and intense as the first two in the trilogy, it's the perfect ending for the series. Its always appreciated when a series/trilogy is wrapped up so completely, but this reviewer will certainly miss reading more about both Cat and Wilson. Kudos to Ms. Sala!

Reviewed in October 2008 by Jackie.

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