Patrick Kelly



Dizzy from a siren’s spell, Joe Robbins tries to track a serial killer

Amateur boxer turned finance executive Joe Robbins is hired by the mesmerizing rock star Sophie Tyler to investigate a fraud. Sophie’s string of investment losses is almost as long as her list of former lovers. Joe solves the fraud case in a couple days, but then the perpetrator is murdered, and Sophie’s manager, Johnson Sagebrush, disappears. When Joe begins to fall for Sophie, Sagebrush contacts him to fish for information. Why? It has something to do with Sophie’s past investment losses.

On their next call, Joe gets the chilly feeling Sagebrush has killed before, so Joe probes the past until he learns the truth--Johnson Sagebrush is a serial killer on the run for many years.

As the dance continues between the siren, the killer, and Joe, Joe begins to wonder why he keeps digging.

Is it love for the siren, hatred for the killer, or just a finance guy’s desperate need to know the truth?

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“I could barely put this book down. It's a great vacation read. Easy. Clear. Fast. And damned interesting.” - Gretchen Rix, author of The Cimarron Bride

“Like the other detective series I’ve been absorbed with over the years, Robert Palmer’s Spenser and John MacDonald’s Travis McGee among them, Joe Robbin feels almost like an old friend by this point in the series.” - Amazon reviewer

“I just love that Joe Robbins, the hero, is a CFO.” - Patricia Little, CFO, The Hershey Company

“I loved the live Austin music scenes, particularly Sophie Tyler’s shows at Emo’s and the Austin City Limits Festival.” - John Price, CEO, VAST.COM