by Cynthia Chow
Professional troubleshooter and private investigator Hannibal Jones has never seen his girlfriend in such a state. The normally confident attorney Cindy Santiago is spiraling into despair and is nearly suicidal. It seems the skilled lawyer gambled all her savings on an investment opportunity offered by her best friend Jason Moore, and now everything is gone.
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Cindy initially doubts that even Hannibal could recover the money that cost Cindy her new home and all of her life’s earnings, but a lead has him meeting the woman who initially led Jason to the plan. Irene is shot and killed before he can get much information out of her, and when he sprints off the chase the shooter her body is quickly whisked away. From then on, Hannibal is quickly drawn into an extraordinarily complex labyrinth of deceit and murder.
Hannibal Jones is the epitome of the macho investigator who remains calm amidst chaos and violence. Here, Hannibal is also faced with seeing the intelligent woman he loves at her most vulnerable and needy. The near complete obliteration of everything important in her life has her understandably irrational and overwrought at times, but thankfully she always has Hannibal by her side. Tracing those who harmed the most important woman in his life kicks Hannibal into high gear, taking readers along for his mission to unravel the threads that lead back to more than one crime of financial thievery and revenge. Full of action and led by its sardonic hero, the Hannibal Jones series entertains in this fast tale reminiscent of traditional noir crime fiction.