Noreen Ayre's debut novel A World the Color of Salt introduced Smokey Brandon, an ex-stripper now working in forensics. Smokey's first adventure was hailed a page turner by The Washington Post Book World. Now Smokey returns, trying to discover the identify of a gruesomely destroyed corpse. Soon, Smokey realizes she could be the next victim.
Why would anyone want to kill Jerry Dwyer, the goofy, pleasant college kid who sold coffee at a convenience store? When the trail leads to the rough ex-con who is dating Smokey's best friend, the case takes an alarming turn and Smokey must save her friend from a seductive, dangerously amoral criminal.
Sounding like an uncensored outtake from vintage Hill Street Blues, this introduction to ex-stripper, ex-cop, Orange County forensic specialist
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