Hacksaw: First in the Eva Baum Detective Series

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iUniverse, 2007 - Fiction - 220 pages
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"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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About the author (2007)

Charlotte Phillips writes modern, fun, it-could-happen-to-you stories for Harlequin KISS/Mills & Boon Modern Tempted. She lives in Wiltshire, England, where she squashes her writing in between looking after her family, who have been taught not to notice that she's rubbish at housework. Her stories are fuelled by lots of coffee and years of daydreaming.

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