The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle
A Tai Randolph Mystery (Tai Randolph Series)

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Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun shop is her biggest headache — until she finds a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Even worse, her supposedly respectable brother begins behaving in decidedly non-innocent ways, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with both a homicide in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her way. Suddenly, she has to worry about clearing her own name, not just that of her wayward sibling. Complicating her search for answers is Trey Seaver, field agent for Phoenix, an exclusive corporate security firm hired to investigate the crime. Trey is fearless, focused, and — much to Tai’s dismay — utterly impervious to bribes, threats and clever deceptions. Still in recovery from the car accident that left him cognitively and emotionally damaged, Trey has constructed a world of certainty and routine. He has powerful people to answer to, and the last thing he wants is an unpredictable stranger “detecting” on Phoenix turf. Tai’s inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta’s adult entertainment scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo Road. Potential suspects abound, including violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a taste for meth. But it takes another murder — and threats to her own life — to make Tai realize that to solve this crime, she has to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met.
 

About Tina Whittle

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Tina Whittle is a mystery writer living and working in Southeast Georgia. The Dangerous Edge of Things, her first novel, debuted February 2011 from Poisoned Pen Press. Set in contemporary Atlanta, The Dangerous Edge of Things is the first book in the Dangerous Edge series featuring gun-shop owner Tai Randolph and corporate security agent Trey Seaver. Fearful Symmetry, the second book in the series, debuts March 2012.
 
Published May 25, 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press. 293 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But it’s former Special Ops/ex-APD guy, Trey Seaver, a total dreamboat even if he’s struggling with a little work-engendered brain damage, who’s with her every step of the way as the plot ricochets past strippers, senators, another dead body, a boyfriend, a trophy wife, a tail or two, a few gunsh...

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In an ironic twist of fate, she becomes a consultant at Phoenix Corporate Security Services where she meets Trey Seaver – a former cop who suffers from some brain damage due to work, and gets help from a senior investigator in her search to find out why the woman, Eliza Compton, was at her brothe...

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Not as developed as the other characters, Eric seems only to detract and slow the momentum that is carried so well by Garrity and the investigative team of Tai and Trey.It’s not clear why or how Tai has such a knack for sleuthing, but she does it believably well, with the help of Garrity who beco...

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