Twenty-three year-old investigative journalist, Andy Miller is armed with her many disguises and creativity to take down the riff-raff of Saint Louis.

When her stepbrother is murdered by the mob, Andy soon discovers she's out of her depth.

Enter Hugh Donaldson who has reasons of his own for discovering the murderer. He'll use everything in his power to achieve that, including lying to Andy about his past. Dangerous as he is attractive, his martial arts skills and his quirky ways raise Andy's suspicions.

Although Andy balks at his lies, Hugh's charms, twenty-inch biceps, and electrifying blue eyes are difficult to resist. Striking out on their own, Hugh and Andy try to outwit each other as they traverse North America tracking down people connected to the case.

As clues disappear and the body count climbs, Andy and Hugh must trust each other and use their combined skills to bring the murderer to justice.






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Publishing a book is such long journey. Everyone thinks that writing is a solitary profession. It's true, a large part of it is sitting alone at the keyboard dreaming, creating characters, and plotting. However, producing a book is a group effort! I just wanted to thank all the people who have helped me and supported me along the way.

Thank you to my editor, Rachel Kelly, for believing in my work, for making suggestions that improved the book, who helped me put in the Oxford comma, and take out a billion exclamation points! Also a huge thank you to the team at The Wild Rose Press. Lisa Dawn in Marketing. RJ Morris for coordinating everything. Everyone was wonderful to work with, especially as a newbie. Thank you to Debbie Taylor for creating my dream cover!

A shout out to my beta readers. Christine Deppong, my first beta reader, who read my writing even when it was bad. Also for their invaluable feedback: Patty Kyle, Susan J., Sara Reagan, Sarah Juarez-Farias, Joree Nelson, Jen Brudniki, Lindsay Neeley, Sue Hood, Sandy Nacimento, Abby Adams, Dallin and Mikaela Durfee, Juli Barksdale, Regina Perry-Siu, Tiffany Picquet, Allison Smith, Alyssa Anderson and Andrea Watts. And a special thanks to Dr. Darin Cozzens, my college creative writing professor; my writing group of ANWA sisters; Patty Tijerina; and my grandma, Carmen Smith, who is 101 at the time of printing; and all the people who believed in me and encouraged me in my writing.

And to all the people who gave me hunky names on a Facebook post. I used some of them!

A huge thank you to my husband, Robert Zeigler who is always my first reader, who is not afraid to coax more out of me, push me in my writing and dig a little deeper. Thank you for the many, many conversations about character, plot and writing, for the sacrifices he made to allow me to follow my dream. And to my children who were so patient with me while I was writing, inspire me to do and be better and ate cold cereal many a night for dinner.

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