If her stunning looks don’t get your attention, Chenoa Starlight knows what will. It’s the high-risk journey of justice she undertakes, one full of suspense and cunning. Starlight believes that standing up for crime victims is worth doing. After all, Chenoa was one of those victims. She knows what the pain of violent loss feels like. It’s true: some killers get away when everyone knows they should not...can not. Society can not stomach it, and neither can Starlight. The bruised Native American beauty can’t go it alone, though, so she joins forces with a man named Martinez -- a veteran crime reporter who’s seen too much hurt on the streets...for far too many years. In J.P. Kennedy's provocative debut novel, Manacle Lake, Starlight and Martinez bravely chart their own course for crime victims -- it gets them mixed up in murder…more than once. “Sometimes,” Chenoa says, “cruelty asks for closure.” Readers will find themselves rooting for the passionate pair in their chosen line of work...and in unexpected matters of the heart. Then, as a series of cold-blooded killers across the country mysteriously turn up dead, Martinez and Starlight learn that someone’s on the brink of spilling their secrets - and trying to stop them. How far will they go to continue their compelling journey, and make sure the truth remains theirs alone?