and lovers know Dodge Hanley as a private investigator who doesn’t let rules
get in his way—in his private life as well as his professional one. If he
breaks a heart or bends the law in order to catch a criminal, he does so
without hesitation or apology. That’s why he’s the first person Caroline
King—who after a thirty-year separation continues to haunt his dreams—asks for
help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter … the daughter
Dodge has never met. He has a whole bagful of grudging excuses for wishing to
ignore Caroline’s call, and one compelling reason to drop everything and fly
down to Texas: guilt.
Dodge’s mind may be
a haze of disturbing memories and bad decisions, but he arrives in Houston
knowing with perfect clarity that his daughter, Berry, is in danger. She has
become the object of desire of a coworker, a madman and genius with a penchant
for puzzles and games who has spent the past year making Berry’s life hell, and
who now has vowed to kill her. Dodge joins forces with local deputy sheriff Ski
Nyland, but the alarming situation goes from bad to worse when the stalker
begins to claim other victims and leaves an ominous trail of clues as he
lethally works his way toward Berry. Sensing the killer drawing nearer, Dodge,
who’s survived vicious criminals and his own self-destructive impulses,
realizes that this time he’s in for the fight of his life.
From acclaimed bestselling author Sandra
Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession
and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances. Download and start listening now!