Fraud investigator Julia Jackson is back in action, and her next assignment throws her straight into the crosshairs of a desperate man who will do anything to keep his secret safe.
Late one night, a car burns on a lonely rural road, and the discovery of a body - charred beyond recognition - in the driver's seat sets in motion a series of deadly events. And when the wife of the supposedly deceased driver demands her husband's million-dollar life insurance payout before the autopsy can be completed, fraud investigators Julia Jackson and Mark Vincent must determine exactly how the victim died and at whose hands.
As Julia and Vincent tangle with angry suspects, another man is working behind the scenes to sever his connection to the body by any means necessary.
Soon Julia and Vincent realize they are not dealing with an average death benefits scam, but with a potential serial killer. (Approximately 77,000 words)
The six-book Southern Fraud Thriller series blends gripping suspense with a hint of Southern charm and a slow-burn romance.
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