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No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

by Jeanette A. Fratto
No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

by Jeanette A. Fratto


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Changing the course of one’s life doesn’t usually result in danger, mystery, and intrigue. Twenty-eight-year-old Linda Davenport certainly didn’t anticipate such an outcome when she decided to leave her stable and predictable life as a teacher to travel cross country for new beginnings, but unexpected events dictated otherwise. Flying from her hometown of Detroit to Los Angeles, she has a chance encounter with Carol Alder, a lovely woman and probation officer by profession. Their initial meeting promises to blossom into a close friendship.

Settling in at the beautiful home of Edith Carter, who rents Linda a room more for companionship than income, she manages to spend a day with Carol before starting her new job as copy editor at a publishing company. In a few short days Linda’s world is turned upside down when her job fails to materialize due to a sudden reorganization, and Carol is killed in an auto accident under mysterious circumstances.

Jobless but determined to remain in California, Linda is thrown into further turmoil when Carol’s brother Gregory is convinced her death was no accident and believes someone in the probation/court system was responsible. Only he can’t fathom why. Linda’s job hunting eventually takes her into the probation system where she begins to uncover disturbing information that leads her to agree with Gregory.

Unable to trust anyone, Linda never reveals to her co-workers that she knew Carol, and as she learns more about the system through her initial training and subsequent assignment as an investigator, she puts together more pieces of the puzzle.

Along the way she reconnects with David Wyndham, a former college love who is now overseeing the establishment of a local drug program, the success of which is crucial to his future. He becomes her ally in her quest to learn why Carol died, but when she uncovers what may be the truth, it threatens not only his future but possibly their future together.

Conflicted by her sense of duty and her love for David, Linda nevertheless follows her conscience, with a resolution both logical and surprising.

“No Stone Unturned” blends an engrossing story line with the inner workings of Probation, a fascinating branch of law enforcement rarely explored by other writers. The author’s 26 year career in this field ensures that the reader will get a true glimpse into this world, will be thoroughly entertained, and will keep turning pages until the stunning ending.

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ISBN-13: 9781432745530
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/22/2009
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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