Bea Collins came home from work to find that her boy friend Dean had disappeared. When she asked Hannibal Jones for help, Hannibal feared that his quarry had decided to run off with another woman after taking most of Bea's money. Little did he suspect that he would find Dean soon after he was accused of a bloody murder. Then he learned of previous killings linked to Dean's life - one of which took the lives of his father. It soon became clear that Hannibal would have to solve a series of murders in order to clear Dean's name.
Austin gives an overview of the book:
Bea Collins was troubled when she went to Hannibal Jones' office. Her fianceé Dean had disappeared. Hannibal Jones, the troubleshooter, agreed to help her, even though he feared that his quarry had simply run off with another woman after taking most of Bea's money.
Little did Hannibal suspect that he would find Dean just before the man was accused of the bloody murder of a co-worker.
Suddenly, Hannibal has a new client. Not only do the murder weapon and other evidence point to Dean, but Dean can't seem to remember what happened. Police believe that Dean might be following in the footsteps of his own mother, who had been convicted of killing Dean's father. Or was Dean covering for his mother, now out of prison and considered a possible serial killer.
The trail leads from Washington DC to Las Vegas and even to Germany, where Hannibal stumbles upon a third murder which seems linked to Dean's life. The web of murder also ties Dean to his sexy female boss, as well as the man Dean is accused of murdering.
The killings have destroyed the lives connected to them, friends and family who represent the murder's collateral damage. It soon becomes clear that Hannibal will have to solve all three cases in order to clear Dean's name.
Austin S. Camacho is the author of the Hannibal Jones detective series - Blood and Bone, Collateral Damage, The Troubleshooter, Damaged Goods and Russian Roulette, plus two action adventure novels, The Payback Assignment and The Orion...