Capitol Offense (Texas Heroines in Peril) by Cheryl Bolen
Approx. 43,000 words.
Published on May 14, 2012.
As speech writer to the Texas lieutenant governor, lovely Lacy Blair accidentally stumbles onto a high-level fraud involving state funds and masterminded by her boss. Since she can't risk snooping into the situation herself, she secretly consults with an FBI agent who agrees to help her investigate. Soon afterwards, she realizes she is being watched, and the FBI agent has been killed!