Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Expected publication: January 9th 2018 by Doubleday
When there are no leads on missing persons, the first person you should call is Alice Vega, a PI who seems to do the impossible. Like a dog with a bone, Vega is tenacious in digging for the seemingly smallest clue and finding missing children.
After two young sisters had disappeared from a strip mall parking lot in a small town, the devastated mother fearing that the police were doing nothing, hires an enigmatic bounty hunter. The police in this small town are stretched to the limit fighting a drug epidemic so they aren’t about to give Vega any leads (not that they had any). Needing some tie-in with the police, Vega hires a disgraced ex-cop, Max Caplan who only wants to put the scandal of his past behind him. But Vega needs the help and bulldogs him into helping her.
*** Wow, with very little to go on and practically no clues whatsoever, Vega proves she is the best! She was like a bloodhound to untangle what few clues she had to go on. One thing for sure is that she was a very private individual and as she and Max followed all the threads that sprung up now and then I was hoping that these two lonely souls would get something personal going on. One thing for sure they did form a wonderful working relationship!
The story was brisk and it was a fast read, with lots of twists and turns which made the finale a real edge-of -the-seat- thrill ride. Whether we see Max show up in future Vega books is something I hope the author considers. I really like Vega even though you never get to ‘know’ her. Determined and someone you want in your corner if the need ever arose! Great story!