A Gabrielle Johns Mystery
January Cold Kill once again proves that Rob Leininger is one of the best Private Eye writers in the business. This book delivers on all fronts: plot, suspense, characters, wisdom. Read it now!
---John Lescroart, NY Times bestselling author of The 13th Juror and The Fall
Gorgeous ex-showgirl Gabrielle Johns, 29, makes more than a very good living as a backroom poker in Reno, Nevada. "Good-old-boys" check out her blond hair and Playmate figure and think she'll be easy picking. Wrong. She has a gift for poker. But having trained years ago as a P.I. at her father-in-law's investigative firm, people she knows come to her for help. She refers them to her father-in-law, Bert, but under the delusion that Gabbi still works for him, Bert puts the cases back on Gabbi's shoulders. On a cold day in January, Ashley Dinsmore, the young wife of a federal judge, asks Gabbi for help. She's being stalked by a man who says he loves her. He has compromising pictures of them “together.” Ashley has no memory of that happening. It's a nightmare, one she desperately wants to escape. She hopes Gabbi will be able to get him to stop, and get the pictures without her husband finding out. As usual, Bert dumps the case on Gabbi's shoulders, putting her squarely in the jaws of a meat-grinder that could cost her her life.
ABOUT THE NOVEL : Yes, I wrote this in the first person as a gorgeous 29-year-old woman. And, no, I'm not. (See my picture on the "about the author" page.) In person, I'm more like the lead character in my novel "Gumshoe," who finds naked blondes in his bed. Yeah, right. That'll be the day.