Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: April 4, 2017
Featuring: China Bayles
Hardcover / e-Book
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In this exciting new mystery from New York Times
bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles
fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets
Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has
busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears to be headed
for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to
stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait.
China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from
harm. But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to
the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a
workshop on herbs.
When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she
learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She
inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late
matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting
While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s
plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never
saw coming. Now McQuaid’s life is not the only one at
stake—and this time may really be his last chance...
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