“A trip to deliver their son to college pits a Texas family against several dangerous criminals. . . . A rollicking mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews
After almost ruining her marriage because of her habit of involving herself in dangerous business, E.J. Pugh is determined to stay out of any sleuthing and pay attention only to her husband, children, and writing career. How hard can it be?
But through no fault of their own, E.J. and Willis are plunged into another crisis when someone hides a black satchel in Willis’ truck, apparently while they were using it to cart their son—and all his stuff—to the University of Texas at Austin. And their foster daughter, Alicia, finding no ID inside, decides to make it her new backpack.
When Alicia suddenly disappears, along with the satchel, E.J. and Willis are beside themselves, and E.J. has no choice but to get involved in another mystery, possibly connected to a murder in Austin—and this time, solving it is more urgent than ever . . .
“Plenty of red herrings and amusing characters who could have been friends of Stephanie Plum.” —Kirkus Reviews
“One of today’s finest mystery writers.” —Carolyn Hart