Maxwell Hollister has impulsively left the big city she knows and loves (Los Angeles) and the successful career she’s worked hard to achieve (Homicide Detective with the LAPD) to throw herself into the complete unknown: the small southwestern Utah town of St. Thomas, a long two hour drive from the nearest cultural center, Las Vegas. Her only contact in this unfamiliar world is her increasingly annoying father (retired television star and household name) and her only hope of employment is to open a business for herself (Private Investigations). Uncomfortable with the pace and culture of St. Thomas and with almost no crime she can detect, Max is certain she’s just made a major life mistake. But there is greater danger looming in this sleepy town than Maxwell could ever imagine.
Her first client, eight year old Lola, is about to lead her from what appears to be a simple missing person’s case into a deadly plot that threatens the entire population of Max’s new home town. Without the resources of the vast LAPD behind her, will Maxwell have what it takes to outwit and defeat the man behind the plot before he eliminates her.
Sneak peeks into this brand new mystery from Chris Abbott will appear on this website soon