Hacksaw: First in the Eva Baum Detective Series

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iUniverse, 2007 - Fiction - 220 pages
4 Reviews

"Weird clients are nothing to new to Houston PI Eva Baum. "HACKSAW" is the tale of how she might be forced onto the trail of a brutal serial killer whose case has turned cold. Eva is close to taking it out of that file and not everyone is excited about her snooping about, not even the law itself - but Eva is determined to discover the truth anyway, not for money, but because she must know. A riveting read from first page to last, "Hacksaw" is highly recommended to community library collections dedicated to suspenseful fiction. br> Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI)

Houston PI Eva Baum knows how to find people, even if they don't want to be found.

Her newest client is Shade, a mentally ill, homeless artist, and he wants Eva to tackle a bizarre case. His ex-wife, Julie, may hold the key to revealing the identity of a vicious serial killer-known as Hacksaw-who tortured and mutilated underage prostitutes years ago and was never caught. When Shade asks Eva to find Julie, her new mission could turn this very cold case hot again.

Eva isn't the only one searching for Julie. A vicious Seattle mobster, a couple of unscrupulous federal officers, and possibly even the Hacksaw Murderer are keeping close tabs on Eva's progress. Eva is looking for Julie, the truth, perhaps even some justice and redemption, but all she can see at the end of this complicated trail is terror, blood, and death. What she cannot see coming is ultimate, devastating betrayal.

"HACKSAW has everything I want in a private eye novel: a brain-teasing mystery, heart-squeezing suspense, vicious villains and a detective truly worthy of this great story! Don't even open this book unless you're prepared to be up all night."
Austin S. Camacho, author of the Hannibal Jones mystery series

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Review: Hacksaw (Eva Baum, #1)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Absorbing and realistic story revolving around the homeless in Houston. It kept my interest throughout and I highly recommend this book. Read full review

Review: Hacksaw (Eva Baum, #1)

User Review  - Harrison - Goodreads

Eva Baum is an interesting character that can be developed more fully in different directions with each adventure. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Charlotte Phillips is a retired banker and real estate broker with grown children and seven grandchildren. Charlotte decided through heartbreak and the sudden death of her mother to take life as her own, travel the world and write about her experiences. She resides in Frisco, Texas, and in Cortona, Italy.

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