As an aircraft mechanic, Sierra Bauer is a woman in a man’s world. There are few things more satisfying to her than the challenge of working on multimillion-dollar turboprops at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, especially now that her life has returned to normal after losing her brother in a plane crash, and almost losing her career in the FAA investigation that followed.
Normal is pitched into a tailspin when she finds a frozen body in a plane she is inspecting.
Detective Quinn Moore is certain Sierra’s discovery is happenstance until he learns the victim, Tori Hjelle, is the woman Sierra blames for her brother’s death. Despite his attraction to her, he must consider Sierra a prime suspect.
Efforts to prove her own innocence are jeopardized when Rune, her ex-boyfriend, returns after a five-year stint in state prison for stalking and attempting to kill Sierra. Things get complicated when Quinn finds evidence linking Rune and Sierra to Tori’s murder, not to mention the counterfeit aircraft part discovered in her possession. He starts to doubt his belief that Sierra is innocent.
When Sierra figures out Tori discovered the key to unraveling a tangled web of conspiracy that threatens the aviation world, she’s forced to change everything she thought she knew about her brother’s death. That knowledge comes with a price. She and Quinn must expose a network of money, deceit, and murder before Sierra becomes the next casualty.
About the Author
A writer since elementary school, J.M. Holmes has had short stories published in small press magazines such as The Galactic Citizen and Fighting Chance. A graduate of Thief River Falls Technical College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, she worked as an aircraft mechanic for a commuter airline at Detroit’s Wayne County Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Beyond aviation, she spent sixteen years in computer technology, and now works as a technical writer for a software company. J.M. is a member of the national Sisters in Crime (SinC) writers’ organization, and is an active member of the Twin Cities SinC chapter. An empty-nester, she lives with her husband on an 8-acre hobby farm in south-central Minnesota, and spends her non-writing time reading, cultivating garden vegetables, and walking as she ponders her next book.