She Who Watches, by Patricia H. Rushford and Harrison James, is book 4 in the McAllister Files suspense series that will keep you guessing until the end. Sara Watson’s day was already packed when she went to the parking garage and discovers her passenger window smashed. Ignoring it for the time being, she heads for home to collect all the information for the police and the insurance company. She never completes her plans.
Scott Watson, Sara’s husband, comes home with their daughter to find Sara’s cousin, Claire, distraught and their kitchen in a mess! He immediately dials 911 and tries to control his emotions for the sake of his toddler, Chloe.
Detectives “Mac” McAllister and Dana Bennett of the Portland Police Department are assigned to assist the FBI in the suspected kidnapping. When her body is found near the Indian Reservation, it becomes their case. Was it a kidnapping gone wrong? Does it have anything to do with her uncle, the state senator’s stand on the new Indian casino? What about this cousin who has moved in with Scott and Chloe "to help take care of them" for a while?
Meanwhile, Mac loses a good friend who is killed in the line of duty on the SWAT team, reminding Mac again of the dangers of his work. Then there is Phil, another detective, who is trying to get over a shooting by using alcohol. Mac’s faith is put to the challenge both at work and in his personal life.
Rushford and James weave a great suspense story with realistic characters, illustrating the problems caused by their work – not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically. It is a good read and a true challenge for those who love "Who Done It?" novels. – Linda Demorest, Christian Book Previews.com
With a newly minted detective badge, "Mac" McAllister reports for his first assignment with the Oregon State Police detective division, a gruesome homicide. The victim, a beautiful young woman, Megan Tyson, was brutally murdered only weeks before her marriage.
Too many suspects and too little hard evidence keep Mac and his seasoned partner Kevin Bledsoe, scrambling. Can they sort through the lies and alibis before the killer strikes again?