Outside the Wire (A Pacific Homicide)

Patricia Smiley

Homicide detective Davie Richards is called to an airport parking garage to investigate the shooting of a retired U.S. Army Ranger. Missing personal items point to a robbery, but Davie suspects a more sinister motive when she notices only one military dog tag around the Ranger's neck. Could the murderer have taken the other as a memento of the kill? As Davie unravels baffling clues, one murder becomes two and a pattern begins to emerge. Racing to save the killer's next victim, Davie is led to a shocking twist that challenges her physical and emotional endurance and tests the bonds of brotherhood and friendship. Praise: "[Richards] makes a dogged and determined heroine...Readers will want to see a lot more of her."―Publishers Weekly "[Smiley] moves the plot as deftly as she moves the reader, with lots of action and just enough heart."―Kirkus Reviews

Midnight Ink 288 pages

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