By Valerie Wilson Wesley
Valerie Wilson Wesley’s deepest investigator, Tamara Hayle, whom the Houston Chronicle calls “smart, attractive, difficult yet tender,” has earned enthusiastic acclaim from reviewers and readers alike. Now Newark, New Jersey’s savviest detective confronts the only case she by no means observed coming–and discovers how ties that bind can simply develop into a noose.
Tamara Hayle can’t think that her lifestyles is that this stable. New York’s strongest businessman wishes her to paintings for him, her new lover turns out worrying and supportive, and her son, Jamal, is flourishing. yet as Tamara sardonically observes, “When issues stir that straightforward, there’s consistently whatever lumpy on the backside of the pot.”
Enter Lilah Love, an outdated acquaintance who begs Tamara to discover her lacking baby. Tamara, even if, is cautious of Lilah, who draws mayhem and homicide like an alley cat draws fleas. subsequent up is Basil Dupre, Tamara’s outlaw ex-lover, who constantly brings passion–and chaos–when he strolls into Tamara’s lifestyles. unexpectedly Tamara’s secure global isn’t so safe, specifically whilst Jamal witnesses a brutal homicide and turns into the leading suspect.
As the physique count number rises, Tamara and Jamal will stick with a long-forgotten mystery right into a terrifying disagreement with love long gone undesirable, belief grew to become deadly, and a earlier hungry to assert extra lives.