Lot’s Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan is the second book in the “Liv Bergen” mystery series. Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press, June 2011

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is no place for button-downed citizens–unless they’re trying to hide a murder.

Sharp-witted Liv Bergen can’t avoid becoming embroiled in murders, it seems. Her family’s hometown of Sturgis, South Dakota, is quickly becoming the Sodom of the Black Hills during the dog days of summer as it hosts the infamous rally of grizzled hard-core motorcycle bikers–half a million of them. Crime comes too close for comfort when Liv must solve the mystery of a beautiful young townie to clear her brother’s name.

Liv witnesses the vile death of another young woman, and during her investigation of both crimes she attracts the uninvited attentions of the menacing leader of Lucifer’s Lot–the baddest of the bad biker gangs. Her quick wit and pragmatic thinking are all that stands between her and certain elimination.

FBI agent Streeter Pierce is back on the trail, working undercover to find the murderer and a shadow criminal called the Crooked Man. When he and Liv cross paths, sparks are flying, literally.

Fans of the amateur sleuth’s adventures will find this second book in the Liv Bergen series–the sequel to In the Belly of Jonah–an even deeper mystery, with greater consequences for their heroine.

When Liv’s brother becomes the prime suspect in the death of his girlfriend, he asks Liv to look into her murder. This was a good read that I found hard to put down. This non-stop, page-turning drama kept me on my toes as I tried to guess who did what to whom. Despite being a bit more descriptive than I like, I enjoyed this tale of intrigue and look forward to the next book in this suspenseful series.

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