A Dark and Lonely Place poses the question: can we change our destiny, or must our lives always end the same way? In Miami, Police Detective Sgt. John Ashley hunts a woman linked to a murdered millionaire and finds she is the girl who's haunted his dreams since childhood. A century ago on America's southern frontier, John Ashley's ancestor was wrongly accused of murder and went on the run with his sweetheart. Can the present-day couple break the tragic cycle imprinted on their DNA?
With a dying detective as her friend and source, Britt Montero probes the long unsolved sex murder of a small girl, which may implicate the front-runner in the governor's race. Britt also follows the trail of a diseased serial rapist who ambushes career women in the restrooms of the gleaming downtown towers that spike the Miami skyline. But soon, it's turnabout; the rapist is trailing Britt. Enraged by her stories, the rapist escalates his violence and focuses his obsession on her.
"Miami, the Dark Side"
Sunny, the Ice Maiden, was the victim of a shocking crime. She and her date, abducted by strangers after a high school dance, were both assaulted, shot in the head, and left for dead in a remote farm field. The boy did die. Sunny barely survived and is now a reclusive artist and sculptor. As Britt and Miami's Cold Case Squad search for answers, nothing is as it seems.
Crime reporter Britt Montero's dreams have been haunting her. She had to shoot a man to save her own life, and the memory of it is torturing her. Meanwhile, a major Hollywood actor strides into the newsroom - and Britt's life - hoping to do research for the character he portrays: a secret agent undercover as a Miami crime reporter. An obsessed madwoman stalks the star, and mysterious mishaps, accidents, and deaths push Britt and the star closer together. Both are menaced by the stalker. Or is it someone else who is determined to sabotage the film and kill the star?
"ceylon mckinnis hemet, ca"
What was the nude, recently slain body of Kaithlin Jordan doing spoiling the pristine turquoise waters of Miami Beach - especially when the dead socialite's convicted killer husband is sitting on death row for having murdered her...10 years ago?
A young mother and child are victims of a fatal daylight hit-and-run by rampaging youths. Britt Montero witnesses the tragedy and relentlessly pursues the story. She befriends a reluctant young gang member surviving alone on the street. But the boy disappears. At the same time evil lurks in the newsroom. A new, ambitious young reporter wants to be a star and covets Britt's job. Friendly at first, Britt begins to suspect that her rival's on-the-spot breaking news stories may not be what they seem.
The green-eyed daughter of a Cuban patriot killed by Castro's firing squad; she has a tender spot for the city's underdogs, but is smart and tough enough to pursue a story no matter where it takes her. When cops on the midnight shift chase a black motorist, the fleeing man, a professional football hero, winds up dead. Britt's investigation reveals the tragic truth. As the city she loves explodes into a major riot, Britt is caught up in life-threatening events that bring about a shocking climax.
"Not a Bad Story"
A rural upstate Florida sheriff is shot to death by a young woman who flees in his car and continues to kill. The victims, men lured into sexual confrontations by the wild and predatory young woman, are found dumped in ditches and woodlands and along the roadside. The flirtatious killer, who leaves lipstick traces on the bullets she uses, is swiftly dubbed the Kiss Me Killer by the press.
When Miami crime reporter Britt Montero reports a missing teenager, she discovers that the case may be related to a string of unsolved disappearances. As Britt delves into the baffling case, an old mystery opens new wounds: She unexpectedly meets two men who knew her deceased father. Through them, Britt learns that he left a diary identifying the man who betrayed him. But the diary isn't easily possessed; anyone who finds it seems to be marked for murder.