By Stuart Woods
Big apple occasions bestselling writer Stuart Woods provides a riveting mystery that introduces a thrilling addition to the pantheon of fictional sleuths.
pressured into early retirement at thirty-seven, shrewdpermanent, appealing, and fiercely autonomous significant Holly Barker trades in her bars as an army cop for the badge of deputy leader of police in Orchid seashore, Florida. yet lower than the sunny floor of this sleepy, well-to-do island city lies an evil that escalates into the cold-blooded homicide of 1 of Holly's new colleagues.
an intruder, Holly has little to move on for solutions and nobody to aid her—except Daisy, a Doberman of remarkable intelligence and loyalty that turns into her spouse and protector. The nearer she will get to the reality, the extra Holly is familiar with that it'll take one clever puppy with guts to smell out this killer—before he can trap her first.
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Orchid Beach (Holly Barker, Book 1) by Stuart Woods