One of Sandra Ruttan's most painful childhood memories is of her mom driving her and her sister to the town dump, and her stuffed white lamb being pried from her arms and tossed in the garbage. She was a walking disaster in her formative years. At age eight she was hit by a car while riding her bike home and her head was cut open. Just before her ninth birthday she was running along the beach and landed on broken glass, and her foot was partially severed. The muscle had to be stitched back together, leaving some uncertainty about whether she'd walk again, and the doctor was so fed up with her screaming he told her if she didn't shut up he'd cut her foot off. She went to school with the doctor's son, and forever felt sorry for him.
After her tenth birthday she fell down a waterfall and almost drowned. Her later adventures included being in Seville when they found 4.5 tons of explosives set to blow up the Semana Santa parade and being in a car crash in the Sahara Desert. There is absolutely no explanation for how she's managed to stay alive as long as she has. Keep up to date at her website, www.sandraruttan.com or http://sruttan.wordpress.com/
When the investigation of a suspected homicide leads to more deaths and personal tragedy, Detective Sergeant Hunter McKenna is charged with negligent homicide and while she faces accusations in the courtroom, she's tormented by her own guilt. The community demands someone to blame and Hunter can't deny her regrets… And possibly something more than her guilt is haunting her through her trial.
A suspicious death. A missing baby. A web of secrets and lies...
When journalist Lara Kelly reports on the suspected death of a woman she becomes the focus of a police investigation that threatens her career, and her life. Can she find out the truth about the woman's death before a murderer strikes again?
“Spellbinding.” New York Times Bestselling Author Clive Cussler