Swift Edge by Laura DiSilverio is the second book in the “Charlotte *Charlie* Swift” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, October 2011

When world-class figure skater Dmitri Fane goes missing, his partner knows just whom to hire. It’s up to Swift Investigations to find the missing Fane, and fast—the Olympics are just weeks away. It should be no trouble for the investigative team of Charlie Swift and Gigi Goldman: Their chief obstacle is Gigi’s teenage daughter, Kendall, and her mad crush on Fane. That is, until the skating team’s coach is brutally attacked and a colleague of Dmitri is killed, and things start to get complicated.

Gigi’s corralling a lovesick Kendall and dying to test out the hilarious techniques from her surveillance class. Charlie’s dodging bullets and fending off Detective Connor Montgomery’s advances. Their client is suddenly MIA. Can Charlie and Gigi solve two missing-persons cases and a murder at once, or will the culprit get off skate-free?

Fast-paced adventure, high-stakes intrigue, and the madcap capers of these unlikely partners-in-crime solving make Swift Edge a delightful and welcome addition to the series.

Charlie is back and this time she’s on the hunt for a missing figure skater. Charlie realizes there’s more to this disappearance and when things turn more violent, it will be up to Charlie and Gigi to figure out how all the pieces fit together. The time spent with Charlie Swift is well worth every page turned. She’s funny, she’s brash and she’s good at her job. With Gigi as partner, there’s never a dull moment as they work through this missing person case. I love the characters and I look forward to their next adventures in the enjoyable and cleverly crafted series.

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