#4 in the Delilah West series: Delilah West of Orange County, Calif., who appeared in the page-turner Hit and Run , has arrived; she now owns a detective agency, a new van with a telephone, and a condo. In this prime mystery, West's ever-growing list of clients expands to include political activist Bobbi Calder. Calder is accused of killing her young protegee, Sandy Renkowski, days after the two had a violent argument. Convinced that Calder is being framed, West turns up some suspects of her own, among them, a crooked politician whose scams Renkowski was covertly investigating and Renkowski's anonymous lover, who might have a pathological need for privacy. The number of suspects changes sharply when someone nearly kills West and succeeds in destroying her files on the case. Meanwhile, she uncovers crimes against the U.S. government that may put her in mortal danger. She also learns that her upper-income comforts have a very high price tag.
Book 4 in the Delilah West series. This Los Angeles PI's small agency has had considerable success over the few months. As her latest case is wrapped up, Delilah finds her reputation and her life at risk when the guilty party becomes a murder victim. Suspicions of a "set up" are followed by bomb threats and a cast of suspects as varied as 60's protesters and small time mobsters. I intend to read the other books in this series!