She's a cop's widow, a prematurely retired officer, and an ex-cop's partner in a private security firm. Even without her badge, Meg Gillis can't get away from the force. Still, she practices a see-no-evil policy when it comes to the seedy side jobs her partner Mike sometimes picks up. Now, though, she wishes she'd opened her eyes.
Mike has mysteriously disappeared, there's blood in her old Subaru, and she's on the cops' Special Tactics Unit short list of suspects. Caught up in old secrets and bad blood, Meg's only out is to dangle herself as a tasty morsel for some crooked cops in a deadly setup--under the protection of an intense, sexually magnetic cop who could be her savior . . . or her downfall.
A talented new writer who combines tense excitement with insider authenticity, C. J. Songer introduces a tough, vulnerable sleuth in a powerful, sexy thriller that will leave readers clamoring for more.
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Trained by Navy SEALS, a graduate of Gunsite, Thunder Ranch, and similar venues where, according to the jacket copy on her first novel, "street survival skills are measured, " C.J. Songer is an ex-cop who could give Dirty Harry a run for his money. In Bait, her first novel, Meg Gillis's partner is missing, and Meg suspects the worst--even before her house is ransacked, her stolen car is found soaked in blood, and she's caught up in a deadly game of murder and deception where the cops make all the rules. They seem to think she's holding out on them--especially Joe Reilly of the Special Tactics Unit, who might have known Meg's husband Charlie before he was killed. Or maybe not. Charlie was a cop, too, and the details of his death have never been cleared up. Even paranoids have real enemies, and Meg's inside knowledge of dirty deals by dirty cops makes her inability to trust anyone perfectly plausible. While she's willing to put herself out there as bait to trap her partner's kidnapper, she's never quite sure who's holding the keys to the cage. It makes for a taut thriller, and the sexual tension between Meg and Reilly holds up all the way to the explosive finish. --Jane AdamsAbout the Author:
C. J. Songer worked for several years with the Glendale, California, Police Department and is married to a former robbery/homicide investigator for the same department. Versed in weapons and self-defense, she's taken classes at Gunsite, "the Harvard of shooting schools," in Arizona; Thunder Ranch in Texas; and FrontSight in California, She's had training with current and ex-Navy SEALs, and has shot, by invitation, at tactical matched where street survival skills are measured. She is now in training in Krav Maga, the Israeli branch of martial arts. Bait is her first novel. She lives in southern California.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st HarperPaperbacks Prin Septem. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061014249
Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061014249
Book Description HarperTorch, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061014249
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