because she has no other choice. Her fiancé, an investigative journalist, has
been kidnapped by the mob and the police will do nothing to find him for
twenty-four hours. By then, she’s sure Leo will be dead.
Something is seriously wrong, you can sense it.
But you’re a newbie Private Investigator with little experience and few friends
to assist you. Can you save the day, or will your inexperience get both Leo and
You are the only one who can locate the clues
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Jane Baily, Nhys Glover and Tonya Plank.
You are the only one who has any chance of
Will you take on the case?
have gotten her name first. My bad. But the people side of this business wasn’t
my strong suit.
She fished her phone out of her pocket and thrust it towards me so I could see
a series of photos of Leo and her in impromptu selfies.
to an Old Master.
don’t know where from.” I tried to remain aloof, but I could feel the last
of my professional distance slipping through my fingers like sand.
investigative journalist and blogger. He specialises in organised crime
exposés. That’s why I know he’s in terrible trouble. Deadly trouble.”
twisted her hands on her lap, and I winced in sympathy. If she kept that up
she’d break a finger.
what you think has happened.”
Donetti syndicate. They were the ones Leo was researching. He wouldn’t tell me
much about it because he worried I might end up in trouble if I knew too much.
But now he’s the one in trouble, and I just don’t know enough to help
him!” Riley wailed the last part as she teetered on the edge.
to refocus her on what she did know.
the police and find you on the net. It says you specialise in missing persons…
That’s right, isn’t it?” Once again, I could see doubt in her eyes.
from personal experience that I can go off-the-grid for as much as a day when
I’m on the trail –”
interrupted impatiently. “And he didn’t arrive. I’d only spoken to him
half an hour before, and he was fine and on his way then.
required him to take off, he would have let me know. He’s considerate like
that. And he hasn’t checked in with any of his contacts, or the paper, and his
phone is dead.”
property easier. Does he work from home?”
files are there.”
It’s a hectic job and it was a big deal for me to take an extended lunch today
– for our anniversary. That’s why I knew Leo was in trouble. This was a special
I checked out their place, I’d get some ideas. It was a start. And my gut was
telling me that Riley was right. Her fiancé was running out of time. I had to
find him before the Donettis made mincemeat of him.
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