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Harry Brock (Fear Death by Water, 2008, etc.) returns to investigate underground human trafficking.

When the local police sergeant and captain come to visit Brock in the Hammock, his southwest Florida wilderness hideaway, he knows from his past history with the two that it’s not a social call. They want to use Brock’s experience as a private investigator to look into a local crime group they believe has changed the focus of its business from selling drugs to selling people: young women who are in the States illegally. Brock takes the case, unaware that his usually hard-as-nails ex Katherine has been having a breakdown of her own since her teenage daughter Minna was sexually assaulted. When Brock talks Katherine into bringing Minna for a visit to recuperate, he’s surprised at how pleased he is with the fact that Katherine has accompanied her on the extended stay. But his rekindled feelings for Katherine have to be put on hold as Brock, with the help of his new partner Soñadora, starts to get some leads on the case, leaving Katherine and Minna to tend the home front and care for Brock’s elderly neighbor Tucker LaBeau. Brock, who thinks he’s the only one capable of protecting either Soñadora or himself, will find enough danger to test his mettle.

Newcomers may feel as if they’re arriving late at a party where introductions have already been made. For fans, it’s more of the same moody Florida melodrama.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59414-791-3
Page count: 332pp
Publisher: Five Star
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2009


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