Deadly Decisions - A Natalie North Novel
Super sleuth Natalie North is tired of catching cheating husbands with their pants down, then worse, having to report to the wives what they hired her to find out, photos and all. Quick on her feet and smart in her head, Natalie aches to use her training to solve real crime, criminal cases, the grittier the better, and attempts to beat the Los Angeles Police Department at their own game. More
How does super sleuth Natalie North spend her days? Busting lying, cheating husbands. When she graduated with a master’s degree in psychology, she had grand ideas. With a photographic memory and a penchant for reading people’s actions, Natalie joins Norton North, her father, a retired LAPD police officer, in his private investigations agency, I Pry, Inc. Their specialty? Exposing adulterous husbands. Tired of aiding in the destruction of messy relationships, Natalie aches to work felony criminal cases, the grittier the better.
To all outward appearances, Blake and Vitoria Belmont portray an envious Beverly Hills power couple. When Victoria hires Natalie to catch the magnetic Blake Belmont, sole heir to the Belmont Beer fortune, with his billion dollar pants down, Natalie exposes his double life. She summons help from her best friend Crista Perales and her assistant, Amy Cobb, and attempts to stop the conniving Victoria from taking Blake for all he’s worth. Her goal? To prevent the breathing Blake from becoming a billion dollar corpse.
When Blake turns up dead, Natalie takes it upon herself to investigate the murder. Determined to solve the beer king’s homicide, Natalie’s competitive streak ramps up to an all-time high. She puts her detective skills to good use to crack the case before the Los Angeles Police Department beats her to it.
Natalie so aches to work murder cases that involving herself in one homicide isn’t enough. Her father accuses her of inventing murders so she can investigate and solve them. When Natalie hails a taxi and finds a gold bracelet and blood in the back seat, she suspects the driver, Alfonso Di Paolo, of being a hardcore crook. Unable to ignore her gut instincts, she snoops in his past and present, putting herself in perilous situations. Are her felony hunches on target or does she try to take down an innocent man?
Toss into the mix her complex relationship with her feisty Nonna Filly, and her attempt to manage two romantic interests, Darren McAllister, a Los Angeles County prosecutor, and Vincent Sherburne, an LAPD cop, and Natalie’s life becomes even more complicated. Can the gutsy PI juggle her many hats or does she jump in over her head?
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