Elizabeth Lowell has long set a standard of excellence for thrillers that never stint on either romance or suspense, and the novels work well for romance readers because the characterizations are consistently rich. In Innocent as Sin private banker Kayla Shaw has been painted into a deadly web woven of hundreds of millions in dirty arms money by a ruthless gunrunner and prison will be the least of her worries if she can't find a way out. Rand McCree is hard on the trail of a notorious criminal responsible for creating wars for profit a man who killed Rand's brother. The troubled pair find solace and connection together, but can they unravel the deadly plot before they both end up dead? A riveting, highly entertaining novel. Barbara Samuel writes women's fiction, romances and many other things, including a blog at awriterafoot.com.