Her cats, the occasional game of keno, and the odd solo flight in her private plane would be enough for Freddie O'Neal, if she could make a living that way. Instead, she's a private investigator hired to track down Darla Hayden.The missing woman left her therapist with a pile of unpaid bills, but the therapist is less concerned about money than murder. The patient's affair with a playboy professor had gone sour, and her graduate studies came to a screeching halt.Now, the therapist worries, Darla may be nursing an unhealthy grudge. Those instincts prove deadly accurate when Hayden shows up at a cocktail party with a gun in-hand. When Darla is later found dead in the ex-lover's office, Freddie is pulled into a maze of mind games with a killer.
©1996 Catherine Dain; (P)2002 Books in Motion