When his business partner, Jake Collins, is murdered, Duncan Scott, a successful financial advisor, becomes a prime suspect. With all evidence pointing to him, Jake must unearth the real killer. Adding to his problems, Jakes son Zac becomes embroiled in the seedy world of drugs and brothels only to be encouraged by the Casino boss Danny Brewster. Julie Anderson, Jakes second, but now divorced, wife steps in to help his son Zac. The detectives, assigned to solving the crime, dig up information on Jakes past. The surprising links between two countries, and the suffering caused by selfishness and greed, weave a web of suspense, and keep the reader guessing until the end.
Suzanne gives an overview of the book:
‘Brewster’s letter wasn’t a love note. Straight up the line. You owe. You pay; now.’
‘So why was the letter sent to you and not your partner?’
‘The courier came to the office. Jake wasn’t in, so I signed for it.’
‘And did what with it?’
‘Put it on Jake’s desk.’
‘You said you took it to his apartment to give it to him.’
‘I don’t know, Julie. These are tough characters, with very long memories. It might take time, a long time, but eventually they’ll find him. And when they do, they’ll really rough him up.’
He paused, his face showed the pain. ‘They’ll rough him up big time, then finish the job when they think he’s paid the price.’
Julie took Zac’s hand, ‘You can’t be a fugitive all your life.’
‘Hello Vinnie. Thanks for coming. I wasn’t sure you would.’
‘Linda told you I’d be here. I’m a man of my word Detective Newman. You should never forget that.’
Unsure of a response, Newman let it slide. ‘Linda said you want to tell me something that might help us wrap up the Collins case.’
‘She told you right, detective.’ He looked a little nervous, ‘when the time comes for a trial and this stuff goes public I want Linda and me to be kept safe.