“Haseldine uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.” —Kirkus Reviews Julia Gooden juggles different lives. A successful crime reporter, she covers Detroit’s grittiest stories while raising her two young boys in the suburbs. But beneath that accomplished façade is another Julia, still consumed by a tragedy that unfolded thirty years ago when her nine-year-old brother disappeared without a trace.
“Julia is ferociously bold and persistent in this action-packed, plot-driven mystery.” —Booklist Julia’s marriage is also a balancing act, as she tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband, Assistant District Attorney David Tanner. He is about to bring the city’s most devious criminal, Nick Rossi, to trial for drug trafficking, illegal gambling, and bribery. But when a courthouse bomb claims several victims—including the prosecution’s key witness—David is critically injured.
“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.” —Library Journal Though Julia is certain Rossi orchestrated the attack, the case against him is collapsing, and his power runs high and wide. Her only choice is to follow a trail of blackmail, payback, and political ambition. Julia has risked her career before, but this time innocent lives—including her children’s—hang in the balance, and justice may come too late . . .
About the Author
Jane Haseldine is a journalist, former crime reporter, columnist, and newspaper editor, who also worked in politics as the deputy director of communications for a governor. Jane resides in Southern California. Readers can visit her website at www.janehaseldine.com.