No EscapePaperback - 2004
When a frightened teenage runaway makes a scandalous accusation only to vanish shortly thereafter, Los Angeles prosecutor Tessa Jacobi enlists the assistance of renegade private detective Luke Novak to investigate the charges and to find the terrified young girl before it is too late, in a chilling tale of romantic suspense. Original.
Death is the only exit ....
Kelly Martin is a frightened teenage runaway who made ascandalous accusation, then vanished, leaving Los Angeles prosecutor Tessa Jacobi with a ticking time bomb of a case on her hands. When the investigation leads her to chic nightclubs, shadowy business deals and whispers of sexual slavery, Tessa understands that she's out of her league. So she asks for help from a man whose contacts and experience can help her bring Kelly home.
Burned by the system in the past, private investigator LukeNovak plays by his own rules -- and he's not about to change them to accommodate a smart, classy blonde from the D.A.'s office. But when a killer strikes frighteningly close to home, Tessa has nowhere to turn -- except to Luke. Because somewhere in a neon underworld, a young girl is running for her life. And Tessa is determined to get her out, even if it means placing her own life in the hands of a renegade she has no choice but to trust ...