After a twenty-plus year career as a Parole Officer in
Philadelphia, Alana Blue is more than ready to leave her job and move on to
more rewarding work. Jaded and burned out, Alana is given the difficult assignment
of supervising Rafe Ortiz, a renegade Probation and Parole Officer who arrives
in Alana's office by way of a disciplinary transfer and with a reputation for
accumulating meaningless sexual conquests.
Alana's life is more complicated by the frequent conflicts
she experiences with her homophobic daughter, Nikki. Convinced that the transparency
of her mother's sexuality doomed her first marriage, Nikki is obsessed with
keeping her second union intact, even if it means constantly repudiating Alana.
Nikki's husband, Owen Reid, doesn't always agree with his wife's opinions regarding
same-gender relationships; nor does he always support their marriage by remaining
faithful to Nikki.
As Alana is reaching for an opportunity to pursue a new
career, the body of a brutally murdered university student is discovered partially
hidden on a property very close to Alana's neighborhood. Detective Johnetta
Jones, recently retired from the Philadelphia Police Force, and hired by a suburban
law enforcement department, is assigned to the murder case. When the investigation
leads her to one of Alana's parolees, Johnetta remembers having interviewed
this particular Parole Officer once before. Although her memory of Alana is
mostly pleasant, Johnetta remains more emotionally connected to her work than
she is to any woman she's ever met. Vaguely discontent, she is reluctant to
forge a romantic connection with anyone...until her path intersects with Alana's
once again. Their renewed contact suggests the possibility of love and the end
of loneliness for both women. As Johnetta and her work partner, Detective Harold
Smythe, get close to solving the university student's murder, Johnetta realizes
arresting their suspect will imperil her tenuous relationship with Alana.
Alana becomes caught in the war between her impulsive
attraction to Rafe Ortiz's flirtatious pursuit and her realization that her
feelings for Johnetta Jones are growing deeper with each passing day. Will everything
in Alana's world disintegrate when lies are revealed, true identities are exposed,
and the murderer is unmasked?
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Verlag: Yellow Rose Books
Seiten: 208 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2010 Ausführung: Kartoniert