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Hard Count

(Book 11 in the Burnside Mystery series)
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The latest novel from a USA TODAY bestselling author! Attempted murder is just the beginning, in this captivating mystery.

When gunshots are fired at a former football star, Burnside is brought in to investigate. But as the body count begins to grow, the police start questioning whether this football great might actually be the one behind it. And they even begin to wonder if Burnside himself might be the culprit….

The former player has a son who’s a budding star himself. And on the eve of the NFL draft, a crafty sports agent enters the picture to entice Burnside to keep things quiet, until his client can sign a huge contract. But as Burnside begins to probe into the shootings, he uncovers the man’s friends, family, neighbors, and business associates are all becoming likely suspects.

Once again, Burnside’s path takes readers on a trip through the Los Angeles that is well known to locals – but not to outsiders. The police he encounters are both friend and foe, willing to help, but also looking aghast at some of Burnside’s less-than-ethical practices. And all the while, Burnside’s wife Gail has entered the political arena, as she forges ahead with her goal of becoming City Attorney. The stress of both the investigation and the campaign reaches a boiling point, when Burnside loses control and must face the consequences of his actions.

The 11th book in the Burnside Mystery series is a smoothly written gem, and you won’t be able to put it down! Fans of Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker, and Janet Evanovich will love this book – the story is engaging, and packed with lots of twists and turns!

Genre: Mystery

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