First published in hardack, this second book of The Seasons Mystery Series received a STARRED review from Publisher's Weekly.
Homicide Detective Sarah Kinsgly and her partner, Angel Johnson are pitted against another uncanny killer while still struggling to feel like real partners. Neither wanted the pairing in the first place, and it isn't getting any better.
A young girl is killed in a cheap motel, and when her identity is discovered, an influential Dallas businessman brings the heat down on the department. It isn't easy to work under the thumb of the mayor and the police commissioner, and it doesn't help that Lieutenant McGregor has his own issues with the brass.
The investigation takes the detectives inside an exclusive gentleman's club, a prestigious private school, and leads to a killer that surprises them all.
STARRED Publishers Weekly Review 9/21/12
" . . . gripping second mystery featuring Dallas, Tex., police detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson. . . . The relationship between the women is just as absorbing as the search for the killer. Few readers will anticipate the closing twist."
"Dallas detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson (Open Season, 2011, etc.) return to confront a case almost as gnarly as their relationship. ...So deftly plotted and paced that, although it's certainly possible to grow impatient with the protagonists' unwarranted impatience toward each other, they're appealing enough to keep the pages turning." KIRKUS
The body of an unidentified girl who looks no older than 18 found in a cheap motel room turns out to be that of socialite Tracy Clemment in Miller's gripping second mystery featuring Dallas, Tex., police detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson (after 2010's Open Season). Tracy's prominent father's influence is felt throughout the police department from the commissioner on down, making the investigation much more difficult. A discarded boyfriend becomes a suspect, but Sarah isn't comfortable when division head Lieutenant McGregor insists he be arrested and charged, especially when a similar crime is discovered with a very different victim. Racial and class tensions affect all aspects of the case, while Sarah and Angel both have to deal with personal issues from the recent past that may prevent them from ever having a true partnership. The relationship between the women is just as absorbing as the search for the killer. Few readers will anticipate the closing twist.