After Alex Polecheck's police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice. Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer.
Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list.
The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted. Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced? While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her?
Alex sprang to her feet and ran back into the house. Her bloody fingers trembled as they fumbled over the phone’s numeric keypad. She somehow managed to make the call. The dispatcher answered, but Alex’s erratic breathing prevented her from finding a voice. Tears ran down her cheeks. She sucked in a deep breath in an attempt to calm herself. Her voice squeaked as she told the dispatcher her husband had been stabbed.
Alex dropped the phone receiver and ran back to Sam. She knelt next to him and propped his head on her thighs. While she cradled his cold face between her hands she swayed back and forth as she held his gaze.
“Stay with me, Sam, don’t leave me. Stay with me, I love you.”
He stared up at her with his bright green eyes. “I love you too.” His eyes darkened. He labored for breath. “Listen to me, Alex, only trust Peter. Tell him…tell him that…” he gurgled. Blood misted from his mouth and coated his lips.
Alex heard sirens in the distance, then closer. But it was too late. Sam was gone.
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Valerie is a writer of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction novels. She lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and one very spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.