A cool November evening heats up fast when a 170 foot megayacht catches fire at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.

Left behind is a multi-million dollar crime scene, a dead body, and a lot of questions.

Detective Adria Hill was tired of dressing up for prostitution stings, but complaining hadn’t gotten her anywhere.  Not until she was forced to make a politically embarrassing arrest did her superiors decide that maybe this was a good time for a change.

Freshly reassigned to Homicide, and over the objections of her new captain, she is put on the high-profile case of the boat show fire.  With no experience and no support from her co-workers, she has to deal with a lack of evidence, a sick mother, and a suspended Sheriff’s deputy who is pursuing his own special revenge fantasy.  She eventually finds an ally in Luc, a fraud investigator sent by the French insurance company.  Together, they work to unravel the mystery of the fire, the murder, and Adria’s own enigmatic family history.

Dead Loss  is available in either eBook or paperback format.  Click the image of the book cover, above, for a preview or to be taken to the Amazon.com website where you can use the “Look inside” feature to preview the first ten percent of the book or to download a sample to your Kindle device.

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