Author(s): Robert Ellis
Once again, Robert Ellis delivers a high-speed, puzzling read, featuring Lena Gamble, one of the most memorable and vivid police characters on the shelf today.Detective Lena Gamble has been hailed as a hero by her colleagues for catching a killer, but held in disgrace by LAPD higher-ups for the explosive way the Romeo case in City of Fire played out. She hasn't been allowed to handle a real murder investigation in eight months. When the chief finally tosses her a case, Lena quickly suspects she is being set up for another public fall. The victim is a beautiful young woman with no identity. There are no witnesses and no leads. Just her nude body, chopped into pieces and dropped in a dumpster in Hollywood - gruesome enough to ensure that, once again, the media will be following Lena's every move...Desperate to prove her abilities as a cop, the young detective teams up with colleague Stan Rhodes and together they follow the little evidence they have. Finally, they get a tip which leads them to ID the girl: Jennifer McBride was a twenty-five-year-old prostitute with a wealthy clientele.
Robert Ellis is the author of three previous novels. He began his career as a writer, producer, and director in film and TV, winning the New York Film Festival for his work with National Geographic. He splits his time between LA and Connecticut.