Meg Gillis used to be a cop, and if there's one thing she'd tell you, it's that loyalty doesn't break into nice easy terms. You choose your moment and you take your stand and you hope you come down on the side of the angels.
How far do you go for a friend?
It's a tough question.
In Meg's case, where the friend is Mike Johnson, she'll go pretty far. She worked with Mike in their cop days; they have quite a bond. He's her partner in a security company they're running on the edges of Beverly Hills.
Mike likes the ladies.
That's not a crime.
Meg generally ignores it -- he's a big boy and it's none of her business; everyone has a weakness -- but this time, she finds herself getting involved. It seems his lady friend's married and she's been abused. Meg doesn't care much for guys who beat up their wives, so she's willing to serve the divorce papers -- she insists on it, actually, because she can tell Mike wants to deliver them personally, and, if push comes to shove. Meg feels that she can avoid trouble with the abusive husband better than Mike could. It isn't about vigilantism, it's about common sense, letting the courts decide.
It's all very simple.
Except that, okay, it isn't that simple -- Mike doesn't want her to do it, and the new man in Meg's life would be ticked if he knew, but how hard could the job really be? It's not like she's never faced bad guys before -- she used to work Vice undercover. Mike's worried? Not a problem. She'll go in disguise.
She hadn't planned, perhaps, on how it would feel to dress up again, to use some of her moves. She sure hadn't planned on being face-to-face with the husband for more than a moment or getting hooked in herself.
Something happens that turns the whole deal upside down.
Define loyalty when everything you've believed is swept sideways.
How far would you go then?
Someone's following Meg, coming after her, and there is no safe harbor, she can't bring trouble home. She's cut herself off from Mike and from her lover. The police want to talk to her but Meg's running wild. She's taking her old skills -- her cop skills -- and applying them her way.
"By hook or by crook..."
Either Meg's losing it or she's finding a killer -- which side are the angels on now?
Written with cutting-edge authenticity by an author whose life takes her into the worlds of cops and firearms, Hook confirms the talent of one of the freshest new voices in crime-writing fiction.
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Sure, Rudolfo de la Pe§a makes Meg in a second, but he nonchalantly tucks the papers into his pocket and offers to buy her dinner.| Read Full Review of Hook: A Meg Gillis Crime Novel
Songer revs up the suspense as Meg takes chances searching for evidence, but Meg's efforts are for naught--the police have already given the information she's looking for to Joe and Mike.| Read Full Review of Hook: A Meg Gillis Crime Novel
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