By Kate Carlisle

ISBN-10: 0698153898

ISBN-13: 9780698153899

FIRST IN a brand new SERIES!

In the seashore city of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, we all know the easiest guy for the task is basically a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. yet whereas Shannon can do wonders with an influence drill and a bit elbow grease, she's approximately to find that a few difficulties aren't so simply fixed....

Shannon's home-renovation and service company is booming, yet her love existence wishes paintings. On a blind date with actual property agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a couple of pliers to maintain Jerry from getting too palms on. Shannon is worked up to place her rotten date in the back of her, but if Jerry's came across useless in a run-down Victorian domestic that she's been employed to revive, the town's appealing new police leader suspects that her threats can have laid the basis for murder.

Determined to transparent her identify, Shannon conducts her personal investigation—with the aid of her 4 top neighbors, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or , and a good-looking crime author who's simply moved to city. yet as they catch up with to prying out the murderer's identification, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she'll need to nail down the truth—or prove in everlasting foreclosure....

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If he doesn’t, he takes his chances at trial. If that trial should somehow result in an acquittal, it would mean that Jaywalker had managed to defy the odds. If it should result in a conviction, as ex­ pected, it was because the defendant was guilty all along. So it wasn’t the notion of representing a guilty defen­ dant that bothered Jaywalker. It didn’t, not at all. What bothered him, what scared the life out of him, was the specter of representing an innocent defendant. Suddenly, none of the usual rules applied.

Bail was ordered continued, and the case was adjourned for three weeks, to give the defense time to submit written motions. Outside the courtroom, Jaywalker cornered Pope and asked him if he would consider giving Darren a polygraph examination. Pope raised an eyebrow as he seemed to think about it, but Jaywalker could see Why rock the boat? written all over his face. ” Passing the buck, no doubt, not wanting to be the one to say no. “Oh, one other thing,” he added. ” Jaywalker was puzzled. “I mean this,” said Pope, in a tone even more serious than his usual humorless one.

X974513 Off Calendar—Indicted Part 12, 9/21 Jaywalker explained to the Kingstons that their trip had been a wasted one. As expected, Jacob Pope had gone directly to the grand jury. There would be no preliminary hearing. Instead, Darren would be arraigned on an indict­ ment in Supreme Court that Friday. Not that anyone had called Jaywalker to alert him and save them the trip. To the system, defendants, their families and their lawyers were pretty much chopped liver. Downstairs, Jaywalker ushered Darren away from his family.

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