Shattered Bond

Shattered Bond

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Detective Joe Bashir enters the glittering world of San Francisco society…and what he discovers will shatter three families.

The discovery of a murdered teenager disrupts a fundraiser given by Napa Valley vintner Hale Francesci at the Montair Country Club. While Hale and his wife entertained their guests, their seventeen-year-old daughter Courtney was the last person to see her best friend Ashley Cole alive in a nearby strip mall parking lot.

When Detective Joe Bashir begins interviewing Ashley’s friends, neighbors, and teachers, suspicion splinters in every direction. Courtney hints of an affair with an older man; rumors fly of a missing sex tape; and Joe discovers troubling details about Ashley’s relationships with her addict mother and absentee father. Meanwhile, the Francescis threaten to disrupt the investigation, and Joe struggles to navigate the waters of their elite circle all while fielding his mother’s attempts to fix him up with a nice Pakistani girl. Will he bring a killer to justice, and peace to Courtney at last?

Shattered Bond is the second Joe Bashir novel from the Edgar-nominated Sophie Littlefield.
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  • Pocket Star | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476710129 | 
  • October 2013
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Shattered Bond


COURTNEY FRANCESCI took a sip from her water glass and grimaced. Her father had personally refilled their glasses with a flourish moments earlier, and the water had diluted the vodka she’d discreetly added to their drinks from the bottle in her purse. No matter; she and Ashley would be out of here as soon as all of the guests moved into the country club’s dining room, which shouldn’t be much longer.
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