After the successful conclusion to the missing Brandt girls case, Alice Vega, reputable ‘people-finder’, returns home to California, leaving Max Caplan behind.
They both return to their regular lives, Alice being Alice, and Cap being lovable father to teenager, Nell.
Soon enough, a new case falls in Alice’s lap and it’s no surprise, she calls on dear old Caplan to help her out.
This time, he joins her on the West Coast to investigate the death of two Jane Does and their possible connection to a human trafficking ring.
With their street smarts and unending energy, Vega and Cap have quickly become one of my favorite investigative pairs. The underlying sexual tension is a bonus that is hard to resist.
Although a slow burn, for crime thriller classicists, this story packs a solid punch.
The steadfastness with which Vega tackles each investigation is oddly inspiring and Cap’s dedication to her is lovely to read.
This case, set in San Diego, tackles real life issue of human trafficking, as well as sexual slavery and abused minors. If these are topics that will be sensitive for you, tread cautiously.
The good news is, Vega and Cap are on the case and they never let up.
I’m not sure how much longer Luna plans to write this dynamic duo together, but I hope it is for a long, long time.
I know I will continue to pick them up. As a matter of fact, I am ready for the next one already!
Thank you so much to the publisher, Doubleday Books, for providing me with a copy to read and review. I appreciate the opportunity and really look forward to solving another case with Vega and Cap!