In Toni Leland's first Kovak & Quaid mystery, a national champion show jumper in an Ohio horse training barn is replaced by a look-alike, but the switch isn't discovered for months.
Comfortable in the safe world of equine photography, ex-cop Kim Kovak thinks she has finally moved past the terror of a routine patrol that changed her life forever. Then a simple photo shoot catapults her into the middle of a dangerous arena of horse theft. Old habits die hard and Kim goes after the truth with a vengeance.
Private investigator Garrett Quaid is determined to uncover insurance fraud and expose whoever is organizing a series of horse thefts where ringers are used and big insurance claims are paid. Ex-military and a quiet loner, Quaid doesn't welcome the meddling of one pushy photographer who always seems to be one jump ahead of him.
Together, and often at odds, Kovak and Quaid try to out-sleuth each other and, in the process, learn the chilling truth about the crimes.
About the Author
Toni Leland has been writing for over 20 years. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, and freelance for several magazines, a gardening website, and one newspaper. She is a professional editor and photographer. In her spare time, loves gardening, cooking (and eating!), reading, travel, horses, and cats.
Throughout her life, her greatest love has been horses. From riding them as a young girl, to breeding and raising Arabians and Morgans as an adult, to writing about them as a passion - these wonderful creatures filled her life and her stories.
Toni has written other genres as the mood strikes her, but usually returns to her equine writing roots.