This is a Harlequin Intrigue. some of the info on the back
"In the steamy dog days of an Alabama August, P.I. Teresa Worth
struggled with her cases. Her kidnapped daughter remained top priority-then come hit-and-run murders, petty thieves and men like
Wells Talmadge. The born-and-bred rebel took his stand in a vice-ridden stronghold of antebellum power, where gambling and illicit love affairs were tolerated. But now, people associated with Wells's family were vanishing...or dead.