Meet Abby Kane. She spent her early career putting sickos, psychopaths, and ruthless killers behind bars. After her husband’s mysterious death, Abby moved her family to San Francisco, hoping for a fresh start and healing. What she got instead was a job with the FBI and a directive to solve their most bizarre cases.
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die. When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
A murder suspect for the dead body on her table, surgeon-to-be Zora Smyth races to find the truth. Then more bodies drop … Who will win? The spunky medical student or the killer who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals? Zora Smyth is not your average poster child for a first year medical student with a distant mother, a missing sister, and a deep distrust of the police. All she’d ever dreamed of was to make it through medical school and become a surgeon. But a dissection gone wrong at the Gross Anatomy lab lands her in the middle of a murder investigation and in the crosshairs of an enemy set on burying her with murders.