Technically, A Different Light is not new. The story's first release date was in 1995. However, Mariah Stewart pulled it out, fleshed out some scenes and reissued it for readers who may have missed it the first time around.
After the tragic death of her husband, a police officer killed in the line of duty, Athena Moran becomes a virtual recluse. She sees how the other officers' wives look at her as they think "that could have been my husband." The loss of her husband forever changed Athena's life and the only thing keeping her going is her pre-teen daughter who's also hurting.
When the mayor offers Athena a job as his assistant, she's hesitant to accept, but he's a family friend and deep down she knows it's time to get back on her feet. In a whirlwind of activity, she's not only his assistant, but he's urging her to run for mayor when his term is up. She can't figure out why. Soon she'…