Every detective has an origin story. For Anne Chambers, it was her sister's death.
And it was Anne who pulled the trigger.
That tragic event informs her character. In these two short stories, you will see how she conducts her cases as a Houston homicide detective, and the decision she makes when she's cornered in New Orleans post-Katrina.
In "Father's Day," Anne confronts a horrid sight: a dead man impaled on a bronze military statue. As she digs deeper, she discovers a secret dating back decades, to the Vietnam War.
In the title story, Anne is trapped in New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. No electricity. No lights. No back up. Nothing. Only her, her gun, and the punk holding a gun to her partner's head. She has the angle. Does she pull the trigger, or repeat the mistake she made with her sister?