Life’s been tough for Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call. She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of a shoot-out with his father. Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work. It’s a good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.
I liked the strong and capable Lucinda Pierce. The book is well plotted and thoughtful while keeping up a lively pace. I will look for other Lucinda P..Show More »ierce mysteries.« Show Less
Who is killing the leaders of non-profit agencies up and down the East Coast? Lucinda investigates the death of charity worker Sharon Fleming, who was brutally murdered. A note found by her mutilated body bears the words, "I was left behind". Is this a motive for murder? When a series of notes are also left on Lucinda's car windshield, she knows it's personal. Punish the Deed, because no good deed goes unpunished.
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In the third book in the Lucinda Pierce mystery series, the detective unravels a labyrinth of evidence to track down a double murderer while exploring the depth of childhood scars and the price of irresponsible parenting. When the victim's son is kidnapped, Pierce's FBI friend Jake Lovett joins in the investigation, helping Pierce cope with two deaths in her own dysfunctional family and a case involving mysticism, warped genetics and an unusual motive for murder. Does everyone hide a dark secret?
A missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, his pockets full of acorns. Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered. The investigation brings her into contact with the adult children of people with dementia and leads her to a strange remote wonderland. When the missing are found, often questions remain.
In the fifth book in the series, Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce encounters a death that at first appears to be suicide. In another city, Special Agent Jake Lovett pays little attention to a man who seems to be a conspiracy nut-until he's found dead. As they pursue their separate investigations, the two cases merge into one bigger crime. Together, they will need to strip away the veneer of false appearances to find the truth buried behind the façade.
Two cases from the past return to haunt Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce.... She helped an investigator to put Martha Sherman behind bars for the murder of her stepdaughter, Emily. Now, Emily's body has been found in the basement of a home filled with the victims of serial killer Mack Rogers. Dismayed, Lucinda reviews the original investigation to uncover where she took the wrong turn to cause a wrongful conviction. While she delves into that case, FBI Special Agent Jake Lovett is tasked with looking into the coming prison release of politician Chris Phillips who just won a victory in appeals court.