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Sergeant Maggie Blackthorne's latest case gets personal as she risks everything to prove her innocence and bring a killer to justice.
The highly anticipated second novel in the compelling Maggie Blackthorne series.
After an unexpected and unpleasant visit from her ex-husband, Oregon State Police Sergeant Maggie Blackthorne is called to a grisly crime scene. Her ex has been found dead-the victim of a vicious attack.
Her earlier confrontation with the deceased places Maggie squarely on the list of suspects, and she is soon the subject of an internal investigation. Desperate to clear her name and uncover the truth, Maggie and her partner, Trooper Hollis Jones, have no time to waste.
With a couple of townspeople acting suspiciously, reports of missing or stolen property, and evidence of drug deals gone bad, the case is proving to be a difficult one to crack. And just when Maggie and Hollis think they've finally caught a break, the lone eyewitness turns up dead.
As the personal and professional pressure mounts, Maggie struggles to catch a remorseless killer who has nothing to lose. And one wrong move could cost Maggie her career... or her life.
Praise for LaVonne Griffin-Valade and the Maggie Blackthorne series:
"Lush descriptions, wonderful characters, and plenty of twists will have readers enthralled..." -LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of No Sin Unpunished
"...a strong, smart, lead, a setting that is almost a character itself..." -Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Habits
"... will have you seeing the rimrock, smelling the sage and greasewood, and feeling the dry cold of the eastern Oregon desert. An excellent read that will leave you wanting more." -James Chandler, author of Misjudged
"Trash-talking, tough as leather, determined, and smart Maggie Blackthorne is just the kind of hero I want to follow in adventure after adventure. I'm looking forward to more of Maggie!" -Shannon Baker, author of the Kate Fox series