City of Fire, A Lena Gamble ThrillerBook - 2007
The brutal killing of a pregnant Nikki Brant draws L.A.P.D. Detective Lena Gamble on a desperate search for a sociopathic serial killer known as Romeo who is targeting beautiful women throughout the city, in a high-stakes investigation marked by politics, a media blitz, and a cloud of conspiracy. Reprint.
When a beautiful young woman named Nikki Brant is found dead in her bed, the elite Robbery-Homicide division of the Los Angeles responds in full force. Is Nikki another victim of the infamous “Romeo” serial killer? LAPD Detective Lena Gamble will make it her business—in the most high-profile, make-or-break case of her career—to find out.
As the investigation plays out and a massive forest fire blankets the city with acrid smoke, a cloud of conspiracy descends on Lena’s investigation, and she knows she’ll have to grind this one out…because Nikki Brant’s death just breathed new life into more than one closed case…because she’s suddenly stuck in a web of conspiracy and corruption…and because if there’s one thing Lena knows about murder in L.A. it’s this: The bigger the spectacle, the deeper the horror.