Who would want to kill an honest man?
In the town of Sea Oak, Jerry Barton was a nice average guy who never hurt anyone. He was intelligent, but a true introvert which made him socially awkward. A financial setback meant he had to work two or three jobs to pay off his debts.
But then, why was he targeted and murdered?
Investigative reporter, April Longmont, was a classmate of Barton’s and is stunned and angered by his death. Though there are few clues, she is determined to find his killer. Private Investigator, Clay Augustine, an acquaintance of Barton’s, shares her outrage. He joins her in the hunt and, while searching for a killer, they are increasingly attracted to each other.
Barton had no known enemies. He had no dark secrets in his life. At times he worked 60 hours a week to pay his bills. What possibly could be the motive for killing an average and honest man?
The trail takes surprising twists and turns but ultimately leads to corruption in high places. April and Clay know time is running out. They must quickly figure out the few clues they have, or the unidentified killer will get away with murder…and millions of dollars.
Barton was a man of faith who believed in ultimate justice. April and Clay are determined that justice will be done… and their friend will rest in peace.
Adele M. Cooper is a mother, wife, and artist. When she’s not busy taking care of her family, she does everything from gardening, crafts, sewing, painting, traveling and writing cozy mystery stories. In another life, she would have loved to have been a female Inspector Poirot! As she’s also a hopeless romantic, there is always a touch of romance in her stories.