The Yellow Scarf
P. A. Duncan
"A year after U.N. spy Mai Fisher was held captive by Serbian paramilitary warlord Arkan, she finds herself back in the disintegrating Yugoslavia, investigating sniper activity in Sarajevo with her partner, and husband, Alexei Bukharin. On a cold, autumn day, she stands in the same spot where a sniper killed a young mother the day before. Mai feels the pull of justice, not just for the mother but for what Mai lost the year before. Then, it all goes wrong. Mai still wants justice, but Alexei understands vengeance is sometimes the better option."