When the professor dies, the will names best friend Detective Victoria Tacket as the new guardian. Emily worries her secrets will be exposed and her location leaked. She plans to run away because the general will kill anyone to recapture her, and she won't risk the detective's life.
Scarred by loss. Driven to protect.
Detective Vick Tacket is shocked when she learns her best friend has died. She's even more stunned when she learns her friend had a hidden dependent and named Vick-a single woman with no maternal interest-as the girl's guardian. Convinced she'd be a terrible mother, Vick plans to decline guardianship, until the teen disappears.
Vick scours the streets of Golden City searching for Emily-but what she discovers threatens both their lives.
Reviewer: Jane Daly
Couldn’t put it down! I loved this story of the efficient and business-like Vick Tacket, and the elusive girl, Emily Brelin. Vick is torn between doing what her best friend asked, adopting the girl, and doing her job as a police detective. Emily’s instinct is to run back into hiding, but she also wants to honor the life of the woman who took her in. Great conflict.
The mark of a good book is when you hate to get to the end. I so wanted to see where their relationship would take them. I hope there’s a sequel soon.