By L. J. Sellers
While a choice from his daughter, Katie, interrupts his much-needed holiday, Detective Wade Jackson is familiar with it’s undesirable information. As Katie tearfully broadcasts that her mom—Jackson’s ex-wife, Renee—is lacking, Jackson suspects alcoholic Renee has climbed again contained in the bottle that destroyed their marriage. however the fact is much worse: kidnappers have snatched Renee and are not easy ransom from her prosperous fiancé.
The exact same evening, somebody dumps a savagely overwhelmed collage of Oregon coed at the doorstep of the ER. Jackson’s protégé, Detective Lara Evans, needs to establish the subconscious sufferer, then song down the assailant with out ends up in pass on…except the whispered rumor of a mystery sorority.
Meanwhile, Eugene’s new FBI liaison, Agent Carla River, takes cost of Renee’s high-tech ransom operation whereas Jackson comforts his distressed daughter and retraces the stairs of the mummy she holds pricey. yet because the rescue takes a perilous twist and the suspects appear prepared to allow Renee die instead of crack lower than interrogation, Jackson concerns that Katie won't ever forgive him if her mom is misplaced forever.
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