On Our Shelves Now
Veteran detectives Betty Kovaks and Jeff Wheeler take an early morning call to investigate an arson and murder. With Kovaks' intuition and Wheeler's methodical style, their partnership combines astute crime scene assessment and scientific evidence to build a shrewd investigation.
Vetted by three veteran detectives, this work will appeal to crime drama readers who expect realism and crisp dialogue.
The investigation dives deeply into the grip of methamphetamine addiction and fencing stolen property. Unconventional twists await: murder, death by sepsis, a car bomb, deportation to India, and a fatal encounter with a PTSD afflicted homeowner.
The narrative's underpinnings rise from the author's decades of experience as a state trial judge, criminal defense attorney, and assistant district attorney.
"Interesting characters, engaging story, accurate police work. A good read."
- Kurt Wuest,
Lane County Sheriff's Office Detective, (ret.)
"Crafted from his decades of experience, Billings weaves a compelling tale of criminals' lives in raw peril. He aptly portrays the addict as delinquent and victim in a savvy blend of mystery and suspense."
- Sherry Sandreth, PhD.