In this sequel to Takeover, Black paints a believable portrait of a professional woman struggling to move
on with her life. Cleveland forensic scientist Theresa MacLean has been in a fog since the bank robbery
eight months earlier, but her latest case needs all the concentration she can muster. When 24-year-old
Jillian Perry, a former escort, turns up dead in the woods, Theresa doubts the police theory that Jillian
committed suicide. Jillian was the devoted mother of a five-month-old, and her husband of three weeks,
who wasn't the child's father, was on the verge of making big bucks with the innovative video game he
and a partner had developed. As Theresa re-examines the evidence, a man claiming to be Jillian's
boyfriend wants to claim her body and petitions for custody of her baby. Was he a boyfriend or a
stalker? This fast-paced thriller features a lot of detailed forensics with a rip-roaring ending. (Sept.)

KIRKUS: Black (Takeover, 2008), a former forensic scientist, knows her stuff and
briskly leads readers along the trail of clues right behind her likeable, no-nonsense
heroine. Smart science propels this intelligent, well-thought-out crime thriller.
LIBRARY JOURNAL: In this second novel in a new series (after Takeover), Black weaves a highly
entertaining if somewhat improbable tale of drama and suspense. Fans of forensic thrillers will look forward
to seeing more of her witty and likable heroine.
William Morrow
ISBN 978-0-06-154448-4
September 8, 2009
"Lisa Black wows us with another tense and unputdownable thriller. She is,
quite simply, one of the best storytellers around."

-- Tess Gerritsen

Booklist: Black has a compelling protagonist in Theresa MacLean...
August 13: Jen's Book Thoughts - My 6 word memoir
September 8: Writer's Forensic Blog - Writing the day job
September 9: Kill Zone Authors - Real life clues
September 10: The Page 69 Test - Evidence of Murder
September 11: Murder by 4 - Writing crime scenes
September 14-20: 7 Criminal Minds:
Monday -
Memorable crime scenes
Tuesday - Harvesting from a corpse
Wednesday - Punishment without evidence
Thursday - Icepicks and blood spatter
Shane - Killing quickly with poison
Saturday - Traces at a crime scene
also Writer's Plot - Talking to strangers
Sunday - Body disposal and environment
September 21: The Graveyard Shift - Missing persons
September 23: Oline Cogdill's Sun-Sentinel Blog
October 6: Jungle Red Writers - My virtual tour
December 12: Poe's Deadly Daughters - Cleveland
September 8: Joseph Beth Booksellers, Lyndhurst, OH 7 pm
September 9: Hudson Library/Learned Owl, Hudson, OH 7 pm
September 10: Fox 8
TV Cleveland, "That's Life" show, 10-11 am
September 10: Mount Vernon & Knox County Library, 7 pm
September 12 & 13, 1:30 each day: The Cleveland Women's Show
September 19: Books-A-Million, The Forum Fort Myers, FL, 1 pm
September 22: Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL, 8 pm
September 23: Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach, FL, 7 pm
September 24: Broward County Library, Fort Laud, FL 2 pm
September 29: Books-A-Million, 2063 Tamiami Naples, FL, 7 pm
October 16-18: Bouchercon, Indianapolis, IN
November 15: Miami Book Fair, 2 pm
January 22-24: Bookmania, Stuart, FL
February 25-28: Sleuthfest, Deerfield Beach, FL
March 20: Lee County Reading Festival, Fort Myers, FL
April 13: Friends of the Pine Island Library, FL
May 6: Friends of the Medina County Library, Medina, OH
June 3: Boy Scouts of America Tea, Fort Myers, FL