WHAT IF YOU FOUND YOUR FRIEND DEAD AND FEARED YOU'D BE NEXT?
Jewelry designer Fiona McKay is working on her latest collection of Celtic-inspired jewelry. She's excited by the possibilities uncovered by Rose Flaherty, the antiquities dealer helping her research the heirloom tapestries inspiring her new collection. So when Rose calls to tell her she has answers, Fiona hurries to meet her. But her artistic world is shattered when she finds the lifeless body of the elderly woman.
Why would anyone kill such a harmless person? And what if Fiona had arrived just a few minutes earlier? Would she have been killed as well? Unnerved, she heads for her brother's Brooklyn apartment seeking advice and comfort.
Ryan McKay, Forensic Instincts' technology wiz is not amused by his little sister interrupting his evening with his girlfriend and co-worker, Claire Hedgleigh. But when Ryan and Claire hear the details of Rose's murder, they fear that Fiona could be next, and quickly assume the role of her protectors. What they're unaware of is how many people are desperately seeking the information now buried along with Rose.
A former IRA sniper. A traitorous killer who worked for the British. Two vicious adversaries taking their epic battle to America. A secret Irish hoard as the grand prize in a winner takes all fight to the death.
As the story woven into the tapestries passed down from McKay mother to daughter unravels, Forensic Instincts realizes that Fiona and her family are in grave danger. Together, the team must stay one step ahead of two rival assassins or risk Fiona's life and the McKay family tree.
Forensic Instincts boasts "the most awesome team members with a crazy number of skills to go around," as shown in bestseller Kane's entertaining eighth paranormal thriller centered on the New York investigative company (after 2019's Dead in a Week). When jewelry designer Fiona McKay finds her antiquities dealer friend, 79-year-old Rose Flaherty, lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her Greenwich Village shop, she turns for help to her brother Ryan McKay, a technology genius on the FI team. Rose had been researching the Celtic designs in a tapestry belonging to the McKay family. Soon everyone at FI, including Claire Hedgleigh, a self-described claircognizant, which Claire describes "as just inherently knowing things with no tangible explanation as to how," is in on the action, racing around New York in search of a treasure of historic importance one that also draws the interest of MI5 and the FBI. The stakes rise when a greedy property developer with ties to the IRA starts to purse Ryan, Clare, and the rest of the affable crew. Those who like cozies with Glocks will have fun.