Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend: perky, insubordinate, utterly brilliant.
Since returning from assignment in America, DS Alicia Friend has been grounded at a desk, her new boss unwilling to risk her in the field. But when Alicia's former partner requests her input, the SCA cannot refuse.
It only involves interviewing a young terror suspect, after all. What can go wrong?
But Alicia backs her partner's suspicions and links the crime to a seemingly unconnected incident. Then a third attack occurs, and there is no denying it: someone is coordinating these vicious incidents, and the endgame is building.
Back in full flow, the sometimes-annoyingly-perky detective summons all her brain power to push the investigation toward a seemingly benign cult, hindered at every turn by the group's lawyer, by the detective seeking to replace her, and by a hierarchy as interested in politics as they are in catching the killer.
With Courage With Fear sees DS Alicia Friend face her most devious serial killer yet – one who may be even smarter than her.
The Alicia Friend Series
Each novel is its own self-contained story, but there are background elements that continue through the series. So while it is not 100% necessary to read them in order, it will be more rewarding that way.
1 His First His Second
2 In Black In White
3 With Courage With Fear
4 A Friend in Spirit
5 To Hide To Seek (novella for summer 2018)