"The Rapacious Miss Adriana" is Alex Roark's tale of intrigue, romance, and murder woven with twists and turns. Tall, rugged, hard-nosed Gabriel Nolan is a P.I. whose attention is split between nailing an arrogant crime lord, and making time for his girlfriend, dazzling Adriana Abilio, whose smile can turn a man to putty. Bright and confident, she helps Gabe with his investigation. No one is as he appears. Supposed allies are big question marks. And the more they dig, the more muddled everything gets. A murder complicates things. Can Gabe slog his way through the felonious quagmire to discover who's really pulling the strings? If he can untwist the tangle of lies, what will he find? Will Gabe regret what he discovers? At the end of the day he'll have to choose what's most important to him. An easy choice? Whether a man chases excitement or a skirt, he'll inevitably find himself on the bad of side of town where murder hides in the shadows. Does a wedding band await him? Or a shallow grave?