The Best Defense
by Carsen Taite
Business and pleasure dont mix, especially when the business is murder.When Aimee Howard, successful boutique real estate broker and socialite, is visited by a team of federal agents looking to arrest her wayward niece, she hires the best defense money can buy. But Aimee begins to question her confidence in the law firm when she learns theyve hired a disgraced former police detective to take the lead.Homicide detective Skye Keatons shortcuts in the name of justice have finally tipped the scales in the wrong direction. Shes lost her job, her pride, and the respect of her family and friends. When an old friend trusts her with a simple taskfind a young woman in hidingshes happy to have the work even though the client is a bossy former debutante who wants to micromanage her every move.Skye reluctantly decides to let Aimee close to the investigation so she can manage Aimees expectations, but their professional proximity quickly takes a turn toward passion. Despite their best defenses, as they work together to regain what theyve lost, both women find the magnetic attraction that develops between them hard to resist.Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well-acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior.Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isnt even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.
- Bold Strokes Books, Inc., October 2011
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