Book #2 from the series: H.E.A.T.

A Touch Of Heat

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No one owns life. But they can certainly own death.
A woman is murdered outside an exclusive gaming club and all the clues point across the street to Sweet Hell. Lara Keen, Detective at Auckland Criminal Investigations Bureau, is called in to consult, adding her own unique take on the crime scene.
But the murder is only the tip of the iceberg, and Lara soon finds herself twisted up in a series of chilling crimes that don’t seem to connect, but keep pulling her inexorably further in. Uncovering each clue will require delving deeper into her past and facing some shocking truths better left untouched. And when her boyfriend, HEAT Chief Investigator Damon Michaels, gets caught up in it all, the dots simply disconnect.
Trust is something they both will have to learn to give, but can Lara open up to that degree? Or will Lara’s past make it impossible for her to solve the crimes before the murderer strikes again? Everything hinges on Lara, but the more she uncovers, the harder it is for her to even breathe.
A sexy, sizzling crime-thriller sure to add a touch of heat to your night.

Praise for this book

This book was utterly fantastic! Nicola Claire has gritty crime drama down to an art! ... Well done, Nicola, well done. This is truly one of my favorite Nicola Claire books, and now one of my top ten favorite books EVER!