The Magic Line by Elizabeth Gunn is the fourth book in the “Sarah Burke” mystery series. Publisher: Severn House Publishers, March 2012

On a hot afternoon in Tucson, Arizona, Detective Sarah Burke arrives at the scene of a mass shoot-out: a home invasion has gone badly wrong and five men are dead. Or so it first seems. In a bout of trickery to rival Houdini, ‘dead’ gang leader Robin Brady escapes.

Zebulon Butts wasn’t exactly sure what he was getting himself into when he agreed to be involved in Robin’s latest ‘job’ to invade the stash house, but he sure as hell needed the money. Fleeing the scene as things get heavy and on the run from the police, help comes his way from an unexpected source.

But as her team hunt down the surviving leads, Sarah Burke isn’t the only one on Zebulon’s tail.

Sarah and her team can’t catch a break, especially with the capture of an escapee and a runaway thief, who’s hiding in plain sight. As she deals with this, her family affairs continues to be on her mind. I enjoy reading about Sarah and watching the steps she takes to close out her case and also the role her family dynamics plays in her day-to-day life. This is good read and I look forward to the next encounter with Detective Sarah Burke in this terrific series.

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