"Just once I'd like to have a plan go my way. Is that too much to ask?" Smart-mouthed P.I. Stella Valocchi is finally in business, with the office and the aggravating employee-former fiancE Jake Carpenter-to prove it. And when a client with a sob story hires them to find her brother, success is one missing man away-until the search becomes hazardous to Stella's life. Threats, gunshots and car chases won't put her off the case. Neither will Jake's insistence that they be full partners-and maybe more. But the closer Stella is to getting her man, the more the case looks like a carefully set trap-and she's the bait...
by Nancy Bartholomew
by Nancy Bush
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