This book gets 3.5 stars
from me w/an invisible extra star for it's take on Kat's Navajo/Lakota ties and the HERO taking the plunge for his woman, literally.
I have read all but the novella in this series and though it is predictable in it's plots, the strong ties amongst the friends, the creative technique with the backgrounds/careers of the characters, and the setting makes the reading palatable.
X-out the over-the-top and sappy "I love you to the end", and the somewhat lengthy epilogue and character explanations, but GIVE a more in depth look at the crime and why it was committed(or at least making it more feasible), and it would've been more enjoyable.
My fave plot/background in the series happens in Unlawful Contact.
My fave hero happens in Hard Evidence (Julian)
My fave heroine happens in Naked Edge (Kat)