In the third The third Marc Kadella legal mystery, an adorable—and photogenic—two-year-old girl is kidnapped, and, when her remains are found, her twenty-two-year-old widowed mother Brittany is charged with her murder. But before she can even be charged she’s been tried and convicted by the media, at the center of which is Melinda Pace, a cynical, mostly-functioning alcoholic Minneapolis television personality with a “legal news” show called The Court Reporter. Not even in the alternative universe of television news could she be described as a reporter, since she makes no attempt at or pretense of presenting the truth, or even the facts. She does do a great job of producing through-the-roof ratings and whipping the public into a frenzy—with tragic consequences.
Ever since a near-fatal childhood accident brought with it an incredible life-altering gift, Jordan Quest’s reputation for helping law enforcement to solve thousands of murders and cold cases has remained unchallenged. But when a menacing stranger approaches the renowned psychic and mother of two, she senses a clear and present danger. A professional assassin has been contracted to kill Jordan and her family. Demented in his own right, James Rigel will stop at nothing to seal the fate of his targets. With her family in dire peril, Jordan quickly realizes that if they are to survive the night, she must do everything in her power to protect them from the evil in their midst. Even kill.