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In a desolate chapel in the New Mexican desert, the unpopular Reverend Ernie Quivada lies dead, throat slashed, in front of a hypnotic painting of the Madonna and child. Interior designer and private investigator Jason Lynx finds himself drawn to the crime... and to Quivada's beautiful widow. Before he knows it, Jason is in over his head, struggling to stay afloat in an investigation whose vicious undertow tugs at his own deepest feelings...
"Orde writes with a firm, precise voice and Lynx is a well-drawn and likable character. " SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS Fred Foret looked so lifelike when Jason Lynx's dog found him dead in a Denver park. Jason, a compulsive puzzle solver, is fascinated and investigates on his own. When beautiful Melody Steinwale's body is also found dead in the park, Jason tries to make the pieces fit. The ugly picture that emerges tells Jason more about himself than he cares to know....
After compulsive problem-solver Jason Lynx witnesses the murder of Simonetta, an addled old woman, he and his girlfriend Grace, a Denver policewoman, discover that Simonetta was very threatening to someone--and every clue pulls them deeper into her curious past, the entwined destinies of two families, and the dangerous world of the Denver mob. Jason is about to discover that he may be linked to Simonetta on a level far deeper and more tragic than he could have imagined...
"Jason [is] a thoroughly engaging multidimensional character, whom readers will look forward to meeting again. " --Publishers Weekly When Jason and his wife, Grace, find the remains of a young girl beneath the porch of their beautiful new house, they want answers. The police say she was raped and strangled some twenty years ago, when the wealthy Monmouth family owned the residence. But as Jason and Grace examine a cache of old photos and letters, and get acquainted with some of Denver's reckless rich, a sinister picture clicks into focus. And an old evil takes a new lease on life... and death. "Orde writes with a firm, precise voice, and Lynx is a well-drawn and likable character " --San Antonio Express News
When Jason Lynx's neighbors, George and Betty Whitney, are murdered, Jason discovers the police consider him the number one suspect. But Jason, an addicted puzzle solver, begins to find the case fascinating. Who'd have thought that George Whitney, an employee of a religious radio station, had it in him to attract a killer. Aided by endearing detective Grace Willis, Jason approaches the sinister secret that made the boring Whitneys so deadly dangerous. And if he is not very careful, that terrible secret could coil back and strike him...
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