Nineteen years old Jace Damon has learned to keep a low
profile for fear that children's protective services would take his
eight-year-old brother Tyler away from him. He works as a bicycle
messenger in Los Angeles, being paid off the books and living in
Chinatown where the community closes ranks around them.
rainy night, Jace picks up a package from slimy lawyer Lenny Lowell.
When he reaches the address of the place he is supposed to leave the
package at, he finds an empty lot. Someone tries to grab the package
and Jace knows he has to get away before the thug grabs the parcel
and kills him. When he returns to Lenny, he sees the cops there and
learns that his client was murdered. When he opens the package, he
sees negatives. Jace figures that Lenny was blackmailing someone.
Not wanting to bring trouble to his brother or Madame Chan who has
unofficially adopted them, he leaves but homicide detective Ken
Parker and robbery-homicide detective Brandon Kyle is looking for
him as well as the man who wants to kill him for what he
KILL THE MESSENGER is a fascinating police procedural
that readers will enjoy immensely because the quirky characters make
this book very special. Jace is more mature than people twice his
age are; his brother is a genius; and the lead police officer on the
case Detective Parker is a maverick who does not always follow
directions but manages to get the job done. Tami Hoag is one author
the audience one can count on for getting the job done too as she
writes juicy, entertaining and original novels.
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