A horrific double murder in a high-dollar neighborhood. Detective Sarah Burke unravels the tragic destiny of a rich and troubled family.
Tucson police detective Sarah Burke is called out to a double homicide in a rich neighborhood. While the property developer husband is away on business, his party-loving wife winds up dead in their king-size bed along with her latest boy-toy. They were clearly shot at close range.
As the crime scene investigators get to work, the victim’s teenage daughter sneaks into the house and is confronted by the horrifying scene.
Where’s her father? Why isn’t he answering his cell phone?
While Sarah is trying to get answers, she’s dealing with a lot in her personal life. She’s looking after her substance-abusing sister’s daughter. Sarah wants to become the girl’s legal guardian, but her sister’s not playing ball. The man Sarah loves is definitely a keeper, yet her niece won’t let down her guard around him. Sarah’s mother is usually her rock, but now even she’s cracking.
With the pressure on, can Sarah break the case, even though the prime suspect has a watertight alibi?
WHEN THE PEOPLE SHE LOVES ARE IN DANGER, SHE’LL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT THEM.
Previously published as New River Blues and Rio Nuevo