Lena Padget was a mild-mannered grad student in a quiet Kentucky town until her sister was brutally murdered, and everything changed.
Over the seven years that the killer has been in prison, Lena has honed her anger to a razor’s edge, working as a private-eye for women too scared to help themselves. But with her sister’s killer out of jail — and high on the twisted beliefs of the religious cult that raised him — Lena is suddenly her own most desperate client.
Lena could give any of the tough chicks in mystery fiction – and not a few of the guys – a run for their money: While she may not carry a gun, she packs a lethal baseball bat. But on this go-round, she’ll need every weapon she can muster to avoid becoming another lamb to the slaughter.
Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel of 1993.
Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group