Stone Angel -- Carol O'Connell

Kathy Mallory book number four, in which:

  • She goes back to her hometown in Louisiana to avenge her mother's death.
  • She gets arrested.
  • Charles Butler and Riker follow her there.
  • She gets out of jail and does some very Mallory-ish (and very un-Mallory-like) stuff.
  • Charles Butler pulls off some great illusions in a graveyard with the help of a deaf sculptor.
  • Riker gets the crap beat out of him.
  • She goes totally Clint Eastwood on the town's ass.
  • Now that I've finally written this one up, I can allow myself to read the fifth book. 

    Oh, and Collomia, since we were talking about reading each other's recommendations, try this series.  But start from the beginning.