Suspense, a little romance, and a life lesson…
The story begins with the murder of a bank executive, Jake Campbell, stabbed in his home in broad daylight. Chief of Police Mark Tame and his partner Richard find a man standing in the middle of Jake’s house in his underwear holding a gun. Seemingly there to protect Jake, the gun-toting half-naked man is dismissed, ruled out as a suspect.
Meanwhile Clara, a woman with a penchant for alcohol and younger men, lies passed out on the bed as her husband Max returns from work. He reads the last message on her phone and realizes she’s had an affair with Simon Cross, a local advertising executive and known womanizer.
With nostrils flaring and blood pumping, Max heads for Cross Advertising. Max shows up after Simon’s long-awaited meeting imperative to an advertising deal, and tampers with the brake lines on the ad exec’s imported car.
A terrifying drive ensues later as Simon applies the brakes on his late model BMW…and nothing happens.
Max is arrested and awarded bail. Days later, Chase McCann, a sports journalist, lies dead on his expensive marble floor, face down. Mark and Richard aim to get Max into custody for questioning, only to find out he’s AWOL.
Being in a wheelchair forces the ad exec down a peg or two; his type-A personality is challenged when an occupational therapist enters his life, steeling away all his beliefs about women, love, and relationships…especially since she’s admittedly gay.
Simon soon develops a very different view of life and the people around him, but not before things are radically changed in ways he never dreamed possible. When he finds out a third murder, of acclaimed actor Drake Scott, may be linked to him, Simon points his finger directly at Max Dunphy…only Max was in prison when Drake was killed.
When they find their suspect, the police watch over Simon is lifted. Soon afterward, to his surprise, Simon is paid an unwelcome visit by the real killer.
May be offensive to readers: some sex (non-erotic), mild bad language, non-graphic murder scenes.
Targeted Age Group: over 18
Book Price: 2.99