As Vonda's bodyguard, off-duty cop Ben Mickerson knows he could use some back-up--and no one fits the bill better than his ex-partner on the police force, Cass Raines. Now a full-time private eye, Cass is reluctant to take the job. She isn't keen on playing babysitter to a celebrity who's rumored to be a heartless diva. But as a favor to Ben, she signs on. But when Vonda refuses to say why someone might be after her, and two of her staff turn up dead, Ben and Cass must battle an unknown assailant bent on getting to the great lady herself, before someone else dies.
Cass finds out the hard way just how persistent a threat they face during the first stop on Vonda's book tour. As fans clamour for her autograph, things take an ugly turn when a mysterious fan shows up with flowers and slashes Ben with a knife. While her ex-partner's life hangs in the balance, Cass is left to find out what secrets Vonda is keeping, who might want her dead, and how she can bring Ben's attacker to justice before enemies in the Chicago Police Department try to stop her in her tracks . . .
|For me, this is the first time I am reading this author. I will say I was taken in by this story and the different characters. Cassandra is asked by her former partner to help with her former partner in what should be an easy job. She is a private investigator now and both worked for the Chicago Police force at one time. The key here is an easy job.|
Her former partner Ben Mickerson is working for a publisher named Vonda Allen. Providing protection at a book signing Ben is stabbed and Cass stays with Ben hoping to save his life instead of following the person. Later Cass decides to start her own investigation and she begins by looking into Vonda and her past which is not so good. There is a cast of characters from the cop who almost got her killed when she worked as a cop, to Angela Hughes and the other people who come in and out of the story when needed. I liked Cassandra with her being streetwise and yet she was still dealing with her own issues. Plenty of twists and turns to keep this story moving along which made for a very good book and very much worth the read. I received this book from Netglley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com