A young boy's freak accident leads Riley Spartz to investigate a homicide in the closed religious society of the Amish. No women near the small Minnesota town have been reported missing and because the victim's face is damaged, she can't be identified without the help of a forensic artist. When she finally is recognized as Sarah Yoder, a young Amish woman, the police have difficulty investigating the case because the Amish believe in forgiveness rather than prosecution, and no one in the community is talking.
Television reporter Riley Spartz is recovering from a heartbreaking, headline-making catastrophe of her own when a longtime police source drops two homicide files in her lap in the back of a dark movie theater. Both cold cases involve women named Susan strangled on the same day, one year apart.
"An excellent debut"
When TV reporter Riley Spartz receives a package of rotting human teeth in the mail at work one day, she's quickly embroiled in a homicide investigation that spirals into one of the odder cases the Minneapolis police force have ever seen. Though they try to keep certain grisly details quiet, this murder has a strange twist - it seems that the criminal wants his crimes publicized. Riley's investigation takes her inside a lucrative identity theft ring that links criminals from all walks of life.
"I love this series!"
Channel 3's news director sends Riley on a dog rescue story sure to win over Minneapolis-St. Paul's viewers. But when the Twin City's latest murder victim is someone from Riley's past, she can't stay away. Kate Warner was her college roommate's sister, and the killer's signature - a chalk outline of a winged angel - links him to a string of homicides across the Midwest. Unearthing his agenda leads Riley to the legendary Black Angel statue in an Iowa cemetery - and may lead to a twisted trap designed just for her by the angel killer himself.
"This is a great series"
When her missing-person case leads to a murder investigation, Riley discovers a startling motive for Mark's disappearance - and a TV exclusive guaranteed to win the rating...if she lives to report it.
TV reporter Riley Spartz publicly clashes with local gossip writer Adam Lorenzo and throws a drink in his face after he implies in his newspaper column that she cheated on her dead husband. When the gossip is found shot to death, she is shocked to be charged with murder. Though the victim was widely despised, police seem unwilling to look any further for suspects, and Riley must use her skills to secretly investigate the case before it's too late and she winds up in jail.
"Fun, Easy, Listen"
Humans are returning to the moon. This time, the plan is to stay a while. Learn more in this article, "To the Moon and Beyond", from the October 2007 edition of Scientific American.