Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon, 378 pages
Even though these books have a definite rote story to them, I still have liked all of the books I've read by Hannon so far. Basic story has been that the male protagonist is in or related to law enforcement, the female protagonist meets him, becomes somehow involved in an investigation and thus, is endangered because of the criminal element, and is then saved by the male protagonist, who she ends up engaged to by the end of the book. In this particular story, the female in question is also in law enforcement, Lisa Grant, who, as chief of one of the St. Louis County municipalities, is actually in charge of the case. A group of human bones have been found and she is in charge of solving the mystery that may or may not involve homicide. Called in to help is Mac McGregor, a detective with St. Louis County. As the two uncover more and more information, they grow closer and also find that the case may be more dangerous than they ever dreamed. I enjoy Hannon's writing and her stories. There's just enough of an element of danger to keep things interesting, even when you know that the protagonists will be fine in the end.