"As the murder reveals a political conspiracy with international implications, Rosemaria finds herself pulled in different directions, and she must face the possibility that she may not be able to save everyone she loves..." —Kirkus
Rosemaria Baker, a cop whose blood runs true blue, has become a prosecutor who now gets to put the perpetrators in jail instead of just arresting them.
She is blissfully happy living with her love of herl ife, Josh Sibley, who is about to make a major breakthrough in his career as a singer-songwriter. But real life interrupts their perfect world when two girl who Rosemaria rescued from the streets of Hollywood become the targets of ruthless assissins after a third girl is murdered. Rosemaria must arrange protection for the girls, continue working her case load at the courthouse, investigate the murder, and deal with a cowork who seeks to destroy her career. Through it all, the love and support Rosemaria and Josh have for each other is unfailing. When it finally seems that some semblance of order is falling into place, Rosemaria faces an unexpected, terrifying threat, and she must depend on those who love her to rescue her from certain death.
Britt Lind is an actress, singer and writer who has performed in television shows, movies and on stage in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, B.C. She has written several screenplays and came in as runner-up in the Washington State Screenwriting Competition for her screenplay A Light in the Forest. Britt lives in Thousand Oaks, California with her husband, Nick Alexander, a screenwriter, and their three feral cats, Teeny, Toughie and Baby Hughie who used to live a hardscrabble life in the cold and rain in the frozen north of Washington State and now enjoy a life of luxury in the sun as is their due. Britt is also president of a nonprofit, Kindness and Science in Action, a pro-health, pro-environment, anti-vivisection organization. Her inspirational memoir Learning How to Fly that was a winner in the 2019 Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Performing Arts Category, is available on Amazon as are her other award-winning novels. Her website is www.brittlind.com. To find out more about her non profit, please go to www.kindnessandscience.org.
Chris De Rose, founder of Last Chance for Animals, was the person responsible for me becoming the last thing on earth I ever wanted to be, an antivivisectionist. After meeting him and listening to him talk about the cruelties inflicted on animals in vivisection laboratories I knew there was no turning back, and it has not been an easy road. Having to deal with animal torture on a daily basis is incredibly painful and you never get used to it. And doing battle with the petrochemical/pharmaceutical industry that is responsible for the fraud and cruelty of vivisection is frustrating. They are powerful. I and my friends are not. A couple of years ago I had lunch with Chris and I asked him, now that he was making regular trips to Asia to try and end the dog eating trade there and having to see brutal torture up close, wasn't it painful? I told him that after 35 years as an antivivisectionist I still felt terrible anquish and wanted to cry all the time. He looked at me and said. "That makes it all about you, doesn't it, Britt?" I was taken aback, but he was right. Fighting for helpless animals is not about me. It's about them. Anything I may go through cannot equal their pain.
After Rosemaria left the apartment Monday morning, Josh’s thoughts returned to Sammy. He was never far from his mind. The joy that Noor and Gilbert now were able to experience away from their cages at the zoo was in direct contrast to the misery Sammy had been forced to endure every day of his life for twenty-five years. But to do something about it, he knew he had to enlist famous people to help him—like Joell. Judging by conversations he’d had with her, she seemed to genuinely care about animals. But first, he needed to figure out how to get Sammy out of the zoo and to a sanctuary. He needed a solid plan, and he didn’t have that yet. He wanted Joell to understand how important ending Sammy’s suffering was to him. In return, he had to be her friend as well. No matter how famous someone may be, they still had fears and insecurities that something unforeseen or the wrong move could destroy their careers. He had intended to call and ask how her concert went, even though he had just heard from Ken this morning that it had been a huge success, with standing ovations and numerous encores that lasted half an hour. He had already decided to thank her for inviting him and Rosemaria to be her guests. Maybe she would appreciate his genuine interest and the implied offer of friendship. His conscience told him he was being awfully self-serving, but that couldn’t be helped. This was not about convincing Joell to record his songs, but rather about something he cared about a lot more.