Detective Liv DeMarco has spent the last three months working undercover at Spark, an exclusive club catering to the rich and famous. Between the backroom poker games and illegal car races, it’s only a matter of time before she collects enough evidence to shut down the club and put the owner behind bars. But time’s up.
When two exotic imports are stolen from a parking garage and a valet is killed, Liv’s convinced the crimes connect to Spark. After all, Axel Kincaid, the club owner, has a penchant for collecting high-end sports cars and a juvie record a mile long. His forte – stealing cars. His temperament – violent. There’s just one problem. He has an airtight alibi. But the killer has two accomplices, and Axel has a lot of friends.
A witness to a murder has gone missing. Duncan Crane vanished without a trace. He left his bank account, his credit cards, and his phone behind. But there’s no body, no blood, and no signs of a break-in or struggle. His disappearance could be foul play. After all, Crane witnessed a gangster kill a man in cold blood outside a strip joint, but without a crime scene, the police department isn’t willing to open an investigation.
After some cajoling, ADA Logan Winters convinces Detective Liv DeMarco to join him on a stakeout. He believes the witness is hiding out at a motel a few hours away. But it’s out of their jurisdiction, and without a positive ID, the locals aren’t willing to help. To put one killer away, Liv and Logan have to find Crane alive, but they aren’t the only ones determined to locate the eyewitness…
You don’t want to miss this action-packed short story.
A murder-suicide is about to become the biggest case of
Detective Liv DeMarco’s career…
When Liv follows a suspicious man onto the roof of an apartment building, she never expects to become embroiled in a case of deception, intrigue, and international proportions. Moments after the man confesses to committing murder, he plummets to his death, leaving several unanswered questions behind. Why did he kill that woman? What drove him to throw himself off a building? And why was he so afraid that suicide seemed like his only option?
To find the answers, Liv will have to start at the beginning. But identifying the suicide victim proves more complicated than she would have thought. His papers and identification are forgeries. And the woman he killed, it turns out, she doesn’t exist, at least not on paper. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the bodies go missing from the morgue. Someone much higher up the food chain is pulling strings to make this case unsolvable, but Liv and her partner are determined to get to the truth. This case may make or break Liv’s career, but that’s assuming she survives the unforeseen danger.
Detective Liv DeMarco thought transferring to a new unit would make her problems go away, but they’re just beginning.
When bodies start dropping after a string of home invasions, Liv and her partner are called in to investigate. These thieves turned killers only steal jewelry, electronics, and cash. But their methods of killing vary greatly. Liv’s instincts tell her this crew is after more than just some shiny baubles. The killings weren’t opportunistic or unavoidable – they’re the real motive behind these crimes, and stealing’s just a side benefit.
Now Liv and her partner must find a way to determine the killers’ next target. The case leads them to cross paths with someone from Liv’s past, someone she thought she’d never protect. But she swore an oath to uphold the law. And no matter who he is or what he’s done, he needs her help. Even if he won’t admit it…