Seattle Homicide Detective Genevieve Nine is caught in a web of intrigue and terror when a once-prominent lawyer is found floating in Elliott Bay. Disbarred for unethical behavior years before, the lawyer’s past is littered with a trail of shady enterprises. It’s up to Genevieve to dig through the many criminal ventures in order to determine exactly which one brought the lawyer down. But when her life is threatened, Genevieve quickly realizes the investigation leads far beyond a dirty attorney with a knife planted deep in his chest. Billions of dollars are at stake. Reputations will be ruined forever. And Genevieve Nine? All she wants is to bring the guilty party to justice without losing her life in the process. Because the one person she absolutely can’t trust just happens to be her new partner.
Genre: crime fiction
Overview: Investigate murder scenes, interrogate suspects to secure leads, use the art of deduction and logic to progress, and collaborate with the crime lab, the DA and coroner
Excerpts: “The multiple drops of blood were spattered on the wood at the very edge of the pier, right over the water of Elliott Bay. A thrust of a knife, followed by a shove to the chest, and the victim would have been under water before they even knew what hit them. I pulled out my phone and checked the tide tables. Could the tug of all that water flushing out of Puget Sound have been strong enough to pull the body away from the pilings?
About the author: Like many writers, I came to writing after a string of other adventures in my life: sailing with my husband on a 33-foot sailboat from Seattle to Florida, a trip that included two days of slipping through the waters of the Panama Canal; teaching troubled middle school students who needed more love and support than most; signing on with a small medical start-up, where I had more job titles than limbs on my body, but I was never bored. Even with all of this variety in my life, I never imagined I’d be writing a whodunit for an interactive audio book platform, but that’s exactly what I’m doing now—heading off on an entirely new adventure. The best part? You never know where you might end up. Thanks, Wanderword, for the opportunity to play.
Music & sound: Mark Tintinger
Cover art: Peter Zetterberg