John Bekker returns in First Light to face the toughest challenge of his career.
Hired by a man dying of cancer to locate the baby girl he gave up for adoption forty years ago‚ Bekker discovers the baby wasn’t adopted but sold to a New York couple named Gertz. They named the child Sarah‚ and Sarah Gertz disappeared without a trace twelve years ago in Washington DC.
Bekker uncovers evidence linking Sarah Gertz to the powerful Senator Oliver Koch‚ who is the next candidate for Vice-President. Twelve years ago‚ Koch and Sarah had an affair that left her pregnant. Bekker is convinced Koch had her murdered‚ but unless he can prove it‚ a murderer will be in the White House.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today's readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.