Cassandra Bella is an author of Romance Suspense novels and has been writing for as long as she can remember, and for as long as she's been letting others know. She completed her first book, "Dear Diary" in her grandmother's family room on a manual typewriter at the age of 12 - that manuscript still holds a place of honor in her home.With Italian and Irish heritage, Cassandra was an only child who still managed to grow up in a large family and all the craziness that goes with it. Those unique, sometimes complicated, bonds often reflect in her writing. And growing up a Cop's Brat, spending many childhood days running around the police department, she draws on that experience now with many of her heroes who are also protectors of the law.Cassandra was born and raised in Colorado, and currently lives there with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart, children and grandchildren.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
Taking down the most powerful man in Italy.
The man is accompanied by his security team everywhere he goes. His fortress in Tuscany is impenetrable. He's the most paranoid man in the country.
And there's no possibility I'll be able to take him down alone.
If I want to save my father, I only have one option.
To get into Cato's bed...and stay there.
**This story is not about the Barsettis, but it takes place in the same universe. There are guest appearances by Crow Barsetti and Bones Jr.**