Six years ago, Brian McClelland was murdered, and his brother was convicted of shooting him. When Megan bullies Alex into reviewing the case, Alex discovers that her captain was the chief investigator who overlooked evidence that might have proved the brother’s innocence.
Against the captain’s orders and Alex’s better judgment, she unofficially re-opens the case and finds herself following a twisted investigative trail left by the murder victim. The problem is, she has no idea what he was investigating or whether his investigation ultimately led to his death. As she digs into clues from the past, she finds herself at the doorstep of the beautiful and daunting Giannina Angelino, who just happens to be the head of the Angelino Crime Family. Things really heat up for Alex when she starts to receive unsolicited help from the mafia, and the police department, once again orders her to stay away from the murder investigation and from any connections with organized crime. This in itself proves difficult since Gianina doesn’t answer to Alex’s chain of command and continues to help wherever and whenever she sees fit. Alex’s unorthodox methods blur her personal and professional lives and when her two worlds collide, keeping her day job becomes the least of her worries as Alex struggles to keep from following the dead man’s trail straight to her own demise. (Taken from Goodreads)
This is another awesome book by Alison Holt, she is going to be an author to watch. From the very first page I was hooked and it only took me a couple of hours to read this book as I couldn’t put it down.
The characters were very well described and thought out that it added a lot of character to the novel. The humour within this novel is a genius and several times I found myself laughing out loud as I was reading this novel.
Overall a excellent read and I am looking forward to reading the next book in Alison Holt’s Credos series.
A copy of this book was received for free from the author and all opinions expressed are my own through reading this novel.