By Tina Whittle
Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun store is her greatest headache — till she reveals a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Even worse, her supposedly decent brother starts off behaving in decidedly non-innocent methods, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with either a murder in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her means. unexpectedly, she has to fret approximately clearing her personal identify, not only that of her wayward sibling. Complicating her look for solutions is Trey Seaver, box agent for Phoenix, an specific company safety company employed to enquire the crime. Trey is courageous, centred, and — a lot to Tai’s dismay — completely impervious to bribes, threats and smart deceptions. nonetheless in restoration from the automobile twist of fate that left him cognitively and emotionally broken, Trey has built a global of simple task and regimen. He has robust humans to reply to to, and the very last thing he wishes is an unpredictable stranger “detecting” on Phoenix turf. Tai’s inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta’s grownup leisure scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo highway. capability suspects abound, together with violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a flavor for meth. however it takes one other homicide — and threats to her personal existence — to make Tai detect that to unravel this crime, she has to belief the main harmful guy she’s ever met.
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