BOOK ONE: Lonesome Lake

In the heart of the White Mountains an isolated cabin burns, a woman goes missing, and a troubled teenager is on a deadly collision course with a killer

Detective Holly Jakes just landed the biggest case of her career. After failing to bring home Olympic gold years earlier, she has something to prove to the community that supported her. But there are those in town who want her to fail–again.

If she wants the case, she has to work with Cal Raines. The problem is, they have history, and Holly would rather sit on a bed of hot coals listening to death metal than be anywhere near Raines.

Raines has his own problems. After a family tragedy, the rock star turned undercover DEA agent gave up life on the road to return home and raise his nieces. It’s not been easy. He knows nothing about teenage girls or how to help them cope with their grief. When his fifteen-year-old niece sets out on a secret mission to right a wrong, Raines has no idea of the danger she’s in. Can he uncover the truth before it’s too late?


A shot in the dark leads to a trail of lies and deadly secrets.

Although Detective Holly Jakes has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting several months earlier, she’s reluctant to return to active duty. When a member of a prominent law enforcement family is killed, the time for indecision is over. There isn’t a police officer in the State of New Hampshire who doesn’t want in on that investigation. Holly is no exception. She returns to Caxton PD, fully expecting to work the case. Instead, she’s tasked with identifying an old skull that was found near Mount Washington, which is assumed to be the remains of an unfortunate hiker.

If that’s not insulting enough, Holly is also assigned to investigate a bigfoot sighting. What’s even harder to swallow is that Detective Cal Raines is part of the homicide investigation.

Holly decides to take the cases in the hopes of surreptitiously working the murder.

When Raines shows up at the home of a wealthy heir to a timber fortune she’s just finished interviewing, Holly realizes their cases could be connected. But she’s faced with a tough choice. She can either work with Raines again or walk away.