A woman caught between lies and death , excellent story
First published in 2001, this is a 2005 edition, mass market paperback ("pocketbook").
Brodie Farrell is a "finder of lost things", and that means everything from rare objects to missing ponies. Now she faces a disturbing and deadly mystery. Hired to find a young man accused of swindling, she locates the individual, gives her client his address and accepts her fee. Problem is, the man she found is then abducted, brutally tortured and shot.
Confessing her involvement to the local authorities, Brodie is then pulled into the first lie: the man is barely alive, but his survival must be kept secret and her own life is likely now in danger. Unable to assuage her guilt over Daniel Hood's suffering, Brodie offers her assistance, and as Hood regains his strength, she's drawn into his quest for the truth. it is a search that plunges them into a world of money, a missing child and ruthless people. But as all involved soon discover, justice is often twisted revenge, truth only exists in the eyes of the teller...and lies are often easier to live-and die-by.