One woman is dead. Another is hanging onto life by a thread. To track down the monster who brutalized these victims, the Mountpelier police call upon their best detective team, Cimarron and Melbourne. In the course of their investigation, however, complications arise. Rafe Melbourne’s own life is put into jeopardy, and a man from Dawn Cimarron’s past enters her life once again. As the case unfolds, the investigators discover that a third woman’s life is also at risk, along with the lives of two young children. To save them, the police officers must trek across the length and breadth of the state of Colorado, on the trail of one of the most elusive killers they have ever encountered.
Vanessa Prelatte is the author of the Cimarron/Melbourne mystery series. She has worked in a variety of fields, including hospitality, marketing, and education, before settling into her current career as a writer of fiction. She has a BA in English, which has proved to be an invaluable asset to her as she makes her way through the various stages of the writing process. Vanessa lives in the beautiful Ohio Valley, where she is working on the fourth novel in the Cimarron/Melbourne series. She has many interests and hobbies, including hiking, swimming, water and snow tubing, crafting, cross stitch, reading about history and archaeology, and putting together jigsaw puzzles.