undercurrent of murderous possibilities!”—Argonaut
Asey Mayo “is a
source of much pleasure.”— The New York Times
“A spring tonic for
the most jaded literary appetite.”—The Milwaukee Journal
In front of a tall
tombstone lay a figure...a figure of a woman. An obviously recent corpse,
dressed like an Indian, lay in a storm-lashed cemetery. But the body was above
ground—with its skull bashed in! And to all appearances, the man who did it was
still bending over the dead woman as detective Asey Mayo came upon the scene!
It looked like he
had stumbled on a killer and had caught him with the murder weapon still in his
hand. But Asey wasn't sure. It looked too good—to his trained eye, it was too
And he was right!
In rapid-fire succession clue after clue pointed to someone else—from a scroll
clutched in the fingers of the corpse to a pink glass egg lying on the
rain-swept pavement of a country road. Asey Mayo found that instead of an
air-tight case, he had been plunged into one of his most baffling mysteries!
possesses more common sense and personal charm than any other detective in
fiction.” —The Times Literary Supplement
Habib leaves a trail of murders in his wake, but he arrives in North Dakota, where he is reunited with his notoriously powerful wife. Together, they form a plot to rescue their son from Americanization and destroy Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, private investigatorsand spousesRyan Moar and Joanne Sutter have their own problems.
They investigate a young man named Moe Fouzi, who is about to marry an American heiress, although his intentions are not clear. Moe is not who he appears to be, and their investigation soon takes the detectives into the bloody path of Habib Khadr. Now, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Ryan and Joanne must fight to save Americas most prized monument and their own lives.
Had she gotten too close to one of the married men?
Was she the victim of blackmail? Of a stalker?
Or was there some far more nefarious motive at stake?
The list of suspects takes Jessie into wealthy, manicured neighborhoods, behind the veil of seemingly perfect lives, lives which are actually rotten to the core. The killer, she realizes, must lie behind one of these fake, plastic smiles.
Jessie must plumb the depths of his psychosis as she tries to both catch a killer and hold her own fragile psyche together—with her own murderous father on the loose, willing to stop at nothing until he kills her.
A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT SMILE is book #4 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #5 in the Jessie Hunt series will be available soon.