The brutal murder of a business tycoon leaves Afton Tangler and the Twin Cities reeling, but that s just the beginning of a gruesome crime spree…
Leland Odin made his fortune launching a home shopping network, but his millions won’t save his life. On the list for a transplant, the ailing businessman sees all hope lost when the helicopter carrying his donor heart is shot out of the sky.
Now with two pilots dead and dozens injured, Afton Tangler, family liaison officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, is drawn into the case. As she and her partner investigate family members and business associates, whoever wants Leland dead strikes again and succeeds in a brazen hospital room attack.
The supposedly squeaky clean millionaire has crossed the wrong person and she s not finished exacting her revenge. The case explodes into an international conspiracy of unbridled greed and violence. And as Afton gets closer to unearthing the mastermind behind it, she gets closer to becoming collateral damage…”
Ms. Schmitt aka Laura Childs has successfully crossed over from her well-loved Cosy Mystery Series ( The Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbooking Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries) to full on Thrillers!
Afton Tangler is a very likeable character, as is her partner. As Afton dreams of being a real detective, she is about to be thrown into the deep end with a case that has twists and turns around every corner.
When a chopper explodes right before touching down at the Medical Center, the first question is Terrorists? But when a cooler is blown into a dorm room and Afton and Max find a human heart, things get weird. Who wants Odin dead and why?
From Thailand to Minnesota this mystery is leaving a trail of bodies and we hope Afton isn’t next!
If you have read her cosy mysteries, you are thinking ‘Oh, she is such a lovely author’. Then you read this and you see there are many sides to Ms. Schmitt and her imagination!
This book releases August of 2017.