Nightclub bookkeeper Anthony Trapp is adrift. He wants to man the helm for his irresponsible employers; for his steady girlfriend, Rita; and for his secret infatuation, Deejee. But all his plans run aground when the wife of one of his bosses is found dead in Liquid Avenue, the seedy club where he works, located in upscale Santa Barbara, California. Now Anthony, like everyone else, wants to know who killed Lyss Nelson – and why.
Police Detective Rachel Imanaka has no solid leads. Although Lyss’s husband, Tommy, has disappeared, Anthony becomes a serious suspect since he was the last person to see Lyss alive – or so he thought at the time. Anxious to clear himself, Anthony launches his own investigation while juggling two romances, desperate to keep the nightclub afloat and to put persistent Detective Imanaka off his trail. As he mulls a list of possible suspects and uncovers disturbing facts, Anthony makes the unpleasant discovery that time is always running out at Liquid Avenue, and nothing is ever as it seems as a killer waits to strike again.
(published by iUniverse, April 2014)