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Who says crime doesn't pay?

Luca Bennett makes her living looking for people, but her sights aren't set on lost children separated from their parents at a busy mall or elderly Alzheimer patients wandered from the nursing home. She's a bounty hunter paid to apprehend fugitives on the lam.

Luca caught her latest job from new-in-town, criminal defense attorney, Veronica "Ronnie" Moreno. Ronnie's client, seedy local businessman, Jed Quitman, failed to show up for court, and Ronnie's boss, who secured the bond, wants him found right away. With Jed's mug smiling from dozens of billboards and low budget, late night television commercials, Luca figures finding him will be a breeze.

It doesn't take long for Luca to realize there's nothing simple about this job, from a stranger threatening her to stay away, to the fiery hot woman who has Luca looking for more than the usual one night stand. The hunt for Jed quickly turns complicated, and the pursuit is fraught with danger, as is her attraction for the elusive Ronnie Moreno. In a case loaded with twists and turns, can Luca find everything she's looking for?

Author's Note: Luca Bennett makes her first appearance in the short story, Boomerang, in the anthology Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir.

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