Two Nights By Kathy Re­ichs Si­mon and Schus­ter, 336 pages, $34.99

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What hap­pens when Kathy Re­ichs writes a book with­out Temp Bren­nan, ace foren­sic an­thro­pol­o­gist, in the cen­tral role? An­swer: it opens up a ton of free space once oc­cu­pied by all the deep sci­en­tific stuff. So, in the Bren­nan-free “Two Nights,” ac­tion fills the space.

There are so many vi­o­lent col­li­sions that it some­times feels like one long record of homi­ci­dal strife. The main char­ac­ter is the bizarrely named Sun­day Night. She has worked with the U.S. army in Afghanistan and with the po­lice in the Amer­i­can south. Now, a free­lance in­ves­ti­ga­tor, she’s hired by a wealthy older woman to track down the woman’s kid­napped grand­child.

It would be a se­ri­ous spoiler to re­veal who Night finds her­self up against, so let’s just say th­ese are peo­ple whose votes Trump could count on.

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