Is there room for another tough, street smart, sharp-talking female private eye in your heart or on your bookshelf? Her third adventure, now available in paperback, proves that former Newark, New Jersey, cop Tamara Hayle can hold her own with anyone else on the overcrowded scene. Paid off on her last case with a plane ticket to Jamaica, Hayle takes a much-needed break from the life of a hardworking single mom, only to find herself knee deep in the same kind of blood and crud she has to deal with back home. Previous books in the lively series are Devil's Gonna Get Him
and When Death Comes Stealing
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From Publishers Weekly
Newark PI Tamara Hayle, last seen in Devil's Gonna Get Him, narrowly survives her Kingston, Jamaica, vacation despite her dangerous propensity for talking to strangers. Tamara only reluctantly accompanies giggly fellow tourist Lilah Love to a seedy bar with Lilah's husband, Sammy Lee, and a friend, Delaware Brown. There, after punks kill the lights, Sammy Lee and another man are murdered, and Tamara's bag, with credit cards and passport, is stolen. Basil Dupre, a "naughty delight" from Tamara's past, shows up and whisks her off to safety. Then Lilah appears and convinces Tamara to help her search for Lilah's share of a bundle of money, which, along with Tamara's bag, is in Delaware's rooms. Once there, Lilah promptly scoots, leaving Tamara to discover Delaware's bludgeoned corpse but, alas, not her passport?and without it she's trapped in a week of sun and fun so violent, it takes even more deaths to extricate her.
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