Baby Shark's Jugglers at the Border(2009)
(The fourth book in the Baby Shark Mystery series)
A novel by Robert Fate
October 1958. Kristin Van Dijk, a private investigator, is twenty-three and a proven asset to Otis Millett, her veteran partner at the Millett Agency in Fort Worth, Texas. She lives above a pool hall, hustles nine ball in her spare time, and has an on-again off-again boyfriend named Lee, a homicide detective for the Dallas PD. When Otis estranged wife, Dixie Logan aka The Dallas Firecracker, as she was known on the Texas striptease circuit, is found murdered it begins an investigation that pairs Kristin and Otis with Lt. Carl Lynch, a straight-arrow homicide detective with the Fort Worth PD. This blending of by the book and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants investigative styles leads to results in spite of itself, bringing Kristin up close and way too personal with a ruthless cop-killing gang of bank robbers and their boss, a dreamy maniac who hears voices. Is it simply greed that leads to a string of murders, including Dixie s? That is the suspicion when it is discovered the money that was taken in the bank heist has disappeared. Who has it? Where did it go? And if not greed, what is the motive for the double-cross that gets Dixie murdered and sends Kristin and Otis across West Texas in pursuit of her killer? Once again bad men learn too late they should take Baby Shark seriously. She s not a girl to be pushed around. Here are the scenes the readers of the Baby Shark series want Kristin one-on-one against nasty men with guns who get taught their manners; criminals who run thinking they can get away; and the surprising twists that keep readers guessing and asking for more. This is fast-paced action-crime-adventure, the satisfying stuff that sets the Baby Shark series apart.
Used availability for Robert Fate's Baby Shark's Jugglers at the Border
September 2009 : USA Paperback
March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition