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Revenge is all that matters in this gritty contemporary thriller by international bestselling author Jana Oliver (writing as Chandler Steele)CAT'S PAW - Veritas Book 1Years after being framed for cocaine possession, former DEA agent Alex Parkin's time in a brutal Louisiana prison is finally at an end. Still, his future is far from rosy, not when the Russian mob purposely kept him alive while he was behind bars. Soon they'll call in that debt. If it was just him, no sweat, but his sister, Miri, is also in danger. How does Alex start over when even she doesn't believe he's innocent?Alex isn't the only one looking for payback: Former FBI agent Morgan Blake lost her husband, and her career courtesy of the Russian mob. As she sees it, Parkin is the perfect tool to take them down. Working with Veritas now, Morgan urgently needs to get Alex on their team before the Russians do, or she'll lose her best chance to settle old scores.While it seems mob boss Vladimir Buryshkin holds all the cards, his most recent shipment of cocaine has been poisoned, and it's killing people on the streets of the Big Easy. He certainly doesn't need any more heat from the Feds, not with a war brewing inside his organization. Who better to take the fall than a discredited DEA agent, one who has a sister he'd do anything to protect?The scene is set, the chess pieces are in place.But just who is the cat's paw?The Veritas series are standalone contemporary thrillers with adult themes and language.