On Sale: May 29, 2018
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Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private
investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in
the Windy City. But when she stumbles across the dead body
of a respected member of the community, it’s up to her to
prove a murderer is on the loose . . .
Cops can make mistakes, even when they’re not rookies. If
anyone knows that it’s Cass Raines, who took a bullet two
years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense
confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized by
the incident, Cass resigned from the Chicago PD, leaving one
less female African-American on the force. Now she’s the
head of a one-woman private investigation agency, taking on
just enough work to pay the bills. She spends the rest of
her time keeping an eye on the tenants in her little Hyde
Park apartment building, biking along the lakefront, and
playing chess with the only father figure she’s ever known,
Father Ray Heaton.
When Father Ray asks Cass to look into a recent spate of
vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle the
case. But only hours later she’s horrified to discover his
murdered body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger
sprawled out nearby. She knew Pop, as she called him, had
ticked off plenty of people, from slumlords to drug dealers
and even some parishioners and politicians, with his
uncompromising defense of the downtrodden. But a late-night
random theft doesn’t seem like much of a motive at a
cash-strapped parish like Saint Brendan’s.
The lead detective assigned to the case is all too ready to
dismiss it as an interrupted burglary gone awry, just
another statistic in a violent city. But Cass’s instincts
tell her otherwise, and badge or no badge, she intends to
see justice done . . .
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