What's envisioned to be a routine false alarm investigation turns out to be something quite tragic after all – murder, a potential rape, drowning. Trish makes her first arrest, but it sure isn't easy. She first has to escape, handcuffed, from the trunk of a police car sitting at the bottom of a lake.
We learn that Cain, the gang leader and someone from her past, had inside help. And we soon learn how and why. Unfortunately, Alison (Ally), the Kents' 11-year-old daughter, has seen Cain's face with its unforgettable scar and surely will be able to identify him.
Trish works her way back to the house and helps Ally escape, but they're trapped on the grounds. A deadly game of hide-and-seek in the house ends up outside as their quest for freedom jeopardizes Cain's $5-million payday.
Mortal Pursuit is exciting from the git-go. I guarantee it'll be hard for the reader to put the book down, even to do essential things like eating and sleeping.
Michael Prescott published Mortal Pursuit under his nom de plume, Brian Harper, in 1997, recently rereleasing it as a Kindle ebook under his true name.
Michael Prescott, writing as Brian Harper
Signet ($2.99 list, Kindle ebook edition)