At thirty-eight, Ava “Spike” Harrison has been a major player in the local construction industry. She’s also had to rebuild her family business from the bottom up thanks to bad luck and bad fines. So it’s easy to see why OSHA, breathing down her neck on her latest job at Albany’s PS 20, has the contractor on edge. She’s used to putting out fires, but this is about to be a full-on explosion—three hundred students at risk for exposure to deadly asbestos, and the asbestos removal contractor, Jimmy Farrell, is nowhere to be found. The clues—Jimmy’s cleared-out office, his impounded car, his “gone fishing” story to his wife—point to something more troubling, possibly foul play.
Armed with a framing hammer in lieu of a gun, Spike must sleuth her way through a world of deception, greed, and murder if she’s going to nail a killer.
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