|About the Book|
The first book in the Detective Jake series.Detective Jake Stalb and his partner, Detective Cheryl McCoy, respond to a report of a drive-by shooting. Arriving on the scene, they discover they have two victims. A young boy appears to be the intendedMoreThe first book in the Detective Jake series.Detective Jake Stalb and his partner, Detective Cheryl McCoy, respond to a report of a drive-by shooting. Arriving on the scene, they discover they have two victims. A young boy appears to be the intended target and an older woman may be only an innocent victim of the crime. Neither victim can be identified. But there may yet a third victim- the woman was seen with a six year old girl before the shooting, but now the girl is missing. After returning to the police station, Jake gets a shock when he realizes the boy reminds him of a bully and a killer from his past. Jake now has to track down the killer, find a missing child, and deal with memories he thought hed buried as a teen-ager. Its not long before Jake discovers, through his own gut feelings and the concerns of his partner and the patrol team helping on the case, that the gang to which the killer belongs is receiving help from within the departments ranks. Jake realizes he has more than a homicide to solve, he now has to discover how deep the inside operation goes. Jake also learns, through comments made by the insiders and the shooting suspects, that hes a marked man. After hearing the name and the threat, Jake is able to put the name with a face. Doug Sylvester is the bully from Jakes past who is seeking revenge against Jake and will stop at nothing to kill him.Jake is not a man who believes there is a supernatural power influencing his life: however, thats all about to change. An avowed atheist from a young age, he learns miracles do happen.