Private investigator Riley Reeves specializes in cases of at-risk or missing girls that often lead her into dangerous waters. On the same day that a socialite couple hires Riley to protect their teenage daughter Carmen from a mysterious stalker, Riley’s troubled alcoholic brother and last living relative, Chip, shows up on her doorstep fresh out of the state penitentiary.
Riley’s investigation soon uncovers that Carmen is involved with a dangerous group of redneck gangbangers, though their connection to the stalking remains unclear.
Meanwhile, Chip is off the wagon and running wild, drumming up constant trouble that soon arrives at Riley’s doorstep. As pressure ratchets up from all sides, personal and professional, will Riley be able to save the girl without neglecting her own loved ones at the time they need her most?
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About the Author
Michael holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Western Colorado University, and is the author of three full-length novels: the noir mystery novel Rose City; the Elmore Leonard-reminiscent crime novel Texas Two-Step; and the first book in the Riley Reeves female private investigator mystery series, Throwing Off Sparks (set for release in May 2020). Michael is also the author of the Seattle-set crime noir novella, Debt Crusher.
Michael's work has been compared to writers such as Sue Grafton, Robert Crais, and Joe Lansdale.
Michael's crime and mystery short stories have appeared in magazines such as All Due Respect, Heater, and Thuglit, as well as in multiple crime anthologies, including The Eyes Of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods. Michael was the editor of the cult classic 80s-themed crime fiction anthology, Fast Women and Neon Lights: 80's-inspired Neon Noir.
Michael lives and writes in Denver, Colorado, where he investigates real mysteries by day and trains grappling martial arts by night. He can also often be found roaming the countryside in his home away from home, Vancy Pants. Find him online at www.michaelpool.net.