A Lena Jones Mystery
The Lena Jones Mysteries: Book #8
Ferociously ambitious US senatorial candidate Juliana Thorssonhas been keeping a secret. The horrific slaughter of a prominent doctor, hiswife, and their ten-year-old son inside their Scottsdale home brings Thorssonto private investigator Lena Jones. The slain family’s fourteen-year-old,Alison, and her boyfriend, Kyle, have confessed to the murders. Thorsson wantsto hire Lena to discover if Alison is telling the truth, but before acceptingthe job, Lena demands to know why a rising political star wants to involveherself with the fate of a girl she’s never met. Desperate for Lena’s help,Thorsson reveals her explosive secret—that Alison is the candidate’s biologicaldaughter, a fact she’s kept hidden for years. But that’s not all. Thorsson thenconfides something even more unusual than a mere hidden pregnancy—somethingthat could ruin her political plans forever.
Suspecting that Alison’s parents had secrets of their ownthat could have led to the murders, Lena finally accepts Thorsson’s assignment.But interviewing those who knew the family well soon puts Lena—now a strongdefender of the two teens—in danger of her life.
Fast paced, probing, and filled with the trademark twists ofthe Lena Jones series, Desert Rage onceagain displays that Betty Webb is unsparing of her characters yet writes theirstories with wit and compassion.
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