I'm back with a new novel coming soon: BETTTING BLIND.
Lennox Cooper, P.I., is looking for parole skip, Matilda Bauer. The beautiful blonde con-woman has her hooks in Lennox’s poker buddy, parole officer, Fulin Chen. If Lennox doesn’t find Matilda before the cops do, Matilda will plaster dirty photos of Fulin all over the internet and Fulin’s career in law enforcement will be toast.
Lennox knows how it feels to be thrown out of the police life, knocked back from a badge-toting good guy to being a plain civilian. And she sees Fulin driving one-hundred-and-fifty m.p.h. against the same wall.
Lennox searches for Matilda and three days later finds her dead, in what looks like a sex game gone terribly wrong. Fulin is the lead suspect. Lennox jacks into the cyber world, where real threats exist, to find which of Matilda’s blackmail victims or jilted lovers is her real killer.
I’ve sent my finished manuscript to my editor at Diversion Books, and I’m hoping that BETTING BLIND will debut in early fall.
Some of you in Blogland may have wondered where I’ve been all this time. Well, I have a dandy excuse. Early in 2014 a chronic cough turned into a diagnosis of lung cancer. Since then I’ve gone through radiation, 25 rounds of chemo and three bouts of pneumonia. Picture me, week after week, a tube coming out of my arm working on BETTING BLIND while nurses in hazmat suits ask me what I’m up to. “Sex and murder,” is my answer.
My lovely agent and editor, Liz Kracht, and the folks at Diversion Books couldn’t have been more kind and supportive during this time. I’m happy to say that my health has improved, and it looks like some great new cancer treatments are in my future. I can’t wait to say sayonara to chemo.
I’ve been blessed with much love and support from my husband, my son, siblings and marvelous friends. Many visits, cards, flowers and gallons of chicken soup have come my way. Thanks a million.
Hope you all are doing well.