Tai Randolph is still adjusting to a newly inherited Confederate-themed gun shop when she gets a big shock: a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Worse, her respectable sibling has fled to the Bahamas, leaving her to deal with the homicide and questions from the Atlanta PD. Complicating her plan to clear the family name is Trey Seaver, field agent for an exclusive corporate security firm hired to investigate the crime. Trey, recovering from a car accident that left him cognitively and emotionally damaged, is fearless, focused, and – to Tai’s dismay – utterly impervious to bribes, threats, and clever deceptions.
Tai’s investigations lead from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta’s adult entertainment scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo Road. Potential suspects abound. But it takes another murder – and threats to her own life – to make her realize that to solve this crime, she has to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met.
This is the first in a six book series, and I gotta say, I really enjoyed it. The writing style, the characters, and the plot just did it for me. Hard to say exactly why, but I found it a fun read, not noir but yet not cozy either. Well, done, Ms Whittle.