Amateur sleuth Charlie Davies is back again, and this time she’s taking on a Russian gangster. Maybe.
Charlie’s boss, the less-than-friendly Adam Baxter, has received information that local club owner Lonny Lionel is, in fact, an escaped foreign criminal – but that’s not the kind of thing you can just come out and ask someone. Adam wouldn’t normally ask Charlie to help him (she’s not exactly his star employee), but she happens to have an ‘in’ – her friend is dating the man in question.
As if that’s not enough to deal with, James McKenzie – Charlie’s on-again, off-again worst enemy – is being strangely friendly towards her, and now her other nemesis (her former best friend, Celia) is back on the scene, looking to befriend her too. If she doesn’t watch out, Charlie is going to run out of adversaries.
Oh, apart from that gangster she’s spying on, who will torture and murder her if he finds out what she’s doing. (If he actually does turn out to be a criminal, that is.)
When she stumbles upon a dead body at a local construction site, Charlie starts to think that this time she might be in over her head.
Not that it would be that hard – she is pretty short.
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