McCone believes that the missing woman, a former social worker named Jane Anthony, was involved in the suspicious deaths of three terminally ill patients at an exclusive hospice. But the elusive Jane Anthony turns up all too soon-washed up beneath a rotting pier in her Salmon Bay. McCone discovers that no one-not her client, a reclusive photographer, nor Jane's mother, nor her hospice employers-wants to find out why she died.
Then the killer strikes again, Jane's secret life comes into focus, and McCone finds that someone wants her out of the picture-permanently.
After the death of his wife, New York City detective Dave heads west to the small town Mesa Grande, Colorado, and takes a job as Chief Investigator for the Public Defender. When a rivalry between two professors at the nearby college reaches a deadly level, it is with the help of his visiting Mom -- a wise, tough, shrewd Jewish New Yorker -- that Dave untangles a complex puzzle that leaves everyone, except Mom, guessing.
"Yaffe presents a winner here: a skillfully wrought and finely detailed case full of twists, theorizings, and more twists. Wry, down-to-earth, and satisfying." - Library Journal
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.
The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.
Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled...