Blood Ties (Julie Collins Series #1)

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Julie Collins is stuck in a dead-end secretarial job with the Bear Butte County Sheriff’s office, and still grieving over the unsolved murder of her Lakota half-brother. Lack of public interest in finding his murderer, or the killer of several other transient Native American men, has left Julie with a bone-deep cynicism she counters with tequila, cigarettes, and dangerous men. The one bright spot in her mundane life is the time she spends working part-time as a PI with her childhood friend, Kevin Wells. When the body of a sixteen-year old white girl is discovered in nearby Rapid Creek, Julie believes this victim will receive the attention others were denied. Then she learns Kevin has been hired, mysteriously, to find out where the murdered girl spent her last few days. Julie finds herself drawn into the case against her better judgment, and discovers not only the ugly reality of the young girl’s tragic life and brutal death, but ties to her and Kevin’s past that she is increasingly reluctant to revisit. On the surface the situation is eerily familiar. But the parallels end when Julie realizes some family secrets are best kept buried deep. Especially those serious enough to kill for.

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Lori G. Armstrong left the firearms industry in 2000 to pursue her dream of writing crime fiction. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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A fascinating tale of intrigue that will sweep you into a world of horror and suspense.”  Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author

"This engrossing tale of murder and deceit with its razor-sharp characterization and well-defined sense of place delivers from beginning to end."  Romantic Times Book Reviews



"A roller coaster ride of danger and excitement that will have your heart pumping and your emotions twisting like a wet dish rag."  Romancejunkies.com



"Your subconscious urge[s] you to read just one more page, get one more piece of the puzzle."  In The Library Reviews



"4 1/2 stars! With its razor-sharp characterization and well-defined sense of place, [this book] delivers from beginning to end."  Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine



"Medallion Press has been cemented as a quality publisher, and Ms. Armstrong is an author I'll be looking for in the future."  The Romance Studio



"Tough, sensitive, and smart Julie Collins is a welcome addition to the private eye genre. In Blood Ties she breaks all the rules."   Stephanie Kane, author, Seeds of Doubt

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