When a series of arsons targets Vermont antiques stores, Detective Adam Dutton and con-woman Beverly Laborde worry a shop owned by their friend might be next. But the stakes take an even deeper and uglier turn after a body is found inside one of the burned buildings. Was it an accident, suicide ... or murder?
Adam and Beverly hoped they'd seen the last of a crime syndicate operating under the Northern Antiquities League—and that they could finally put those dark memories behind them. But do the arsons signal the last gasp of the NAL? Or is a new mob threat rising from the ashes?
With the help of the mysterious Mr. X, Adam and Beverly race to get to the bottom of the fires before any more lives are lost ... including their own.
About the author
BV Lawson has been published in dozens of magazines and is a Derringer Award winner for her short fiction and a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. BV's Scott Drayco mystery series was named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Self-e pick, and a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne Awards, and Kindle Awards. BV lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website at bvlawson.com. No ticket required.