A thrilling mystery
from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance starring
Ali Reynolds, who finds herself working against the police to clear two innocent
names … with deadly stakes.
Stakes, police academy–trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to
investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of a woman
accused of the crime. Lynn Martinson is dating the dead woman’s ex-husband, and
she and her boyfriend Chip Ralston have been charged.
Ali is simultaneously
drawn to the case of A. J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own.
He’s the first to find the body in the Camp Verde desert when he goes to
retrieve a mysterious buried box hidden by his absent father—a box that turns
out to be filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker chips.
body of an ex-con is discovered near the first crime scene, Ali struggles to
determine if A. J. and Lynn’s cases are related. Though her friends in the
police department grow increasingly irritated by her involvement with the
cases, Ali must stop a deadly killer from claiming another victim … before she
herself is lost in this game of deadly stakes.
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