No Way Out: Suspense in Santa Fe
Accepted for Publication Solstice Publishing
If anything happens to me…
A gunman crashes through the door of the offices of Enchanted Realty in Santa Fe and assassinates Molly’s new friend Gloria.
Molly had recently fled Washington, DC when her fiancé, Don, dumped her because he was uncomfortable with her injured left arm. The shooting occurs one calm morning, right after private investigator Miguel Alvarez walks into the office. Miguel manages to shove Molly out of the way, but he can do nothing to save Gloria.
After the shooting, Molly discovers the email from her friend.
If anything happens to me...
The email throws Molly and Miguel together in pursuit of the killer. They discover a shady connection between Gloria, her cousin Mongo, and a so-called women’s empowerment group. Once they start to investigate, Molly’s life is threatened repeatedly, and Miguel gets sucked into a whirlwind of trouble with an old friend.
As Miguel and Molly bond during the investigation, Molly wonders if she can ever trust a man again after her experience with Don, while Miguel flees a dark and sinister past. Molly welcomes Miguel’s help until a series of notes seem to incriminate him, and she is left on her own to find out if the killer was motivated by a sex cult, missing money, or love.