He’s haunted by the memory of a kidnapping case gone wrong…
Not wanting history to repeat itself, Detective Matt Brady struggles to solve the disappearances of seven young women, but he quickly finds himself pitted against a criminal organization that knows as much about police procedure as he does—an organization that will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of him. His troubles are compounded when a young veterinarian injects herself into the investigation and is targeted to become victim number eight. When he tries to protect her, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a professional cop killer. Can Brady solve the case in time to save his new love, or will this investigation be the death of both of them?
In Brenham's titillating crime novel, Temple, Tex., police detective Matt Brady is stymied in his investigation of the disappearance of five young women in less than three months, without either ransom demands being made or corpses discovered. Early on, the author reveals that members of a sophisticated ring target women based on the particulars of their appearance for abduction and sale to buyers who will use them as sex slaves. The remainder of the book amounts to a cat-and-mouse game between Brady and the kidnappers. The victims, as well as the main characters, are little more than ciphers, and the details are not realistic. For example, readers may find it unlikely that those behind the kidnappings would put the lucrative operation at risk by paying the actual kidnappers only $200 per woman. Inappropriate responses to the actual horror of the women's fate are also a drawback. (BookLife)