Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson
Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help on the worst of the cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the most trusted investigative positions in the Midwest.
Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good he sees the case file or his guys work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more he realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is . . .
I really enjoyed reading a Dee Henderson book again, it has been way too long since I have read or re-read one of her books. I really like Dee Henderson's style and characters that she creates. I enjoyed the characters in this book but I also enjoyed the different kind of cop book that this was. Most books where the main character(s) are cop(s) have a serial killer that they are trying to catch before they kill again or someone after them and are very suspenseful. This one was not one of those. These are two cops that have been cops for a while and have worked up the ladder and are portrayed more as what I would expect FBI and such who are not undercover typically do. There are some intense moments followed and preceded by lots of paperwork, waiting, thinking and analyzing. Now because of this it was a little slower reading than her usual books. But I still found it a good read.
The two main characters are trying to build a friendship and then a relationship amidst working in two different states and very demanding jobs. There was a lot they had to work through and issues they had to deal with while trying to learn each other and see if this was a relationship headed for marriage and that was nice to watch. I liked that she brought the O'Malley books into the storyline, that was nice ;)
I would recommend this if you were looking for something different with a solid romance story to it.