Caustic former hitwoman turned private eye Candace Starr investigates the link between a missing husband and a drug smuggling operation.
Candace Starr has taken the hush money provided by the Scarpello family and set up her own private investigation firm. Her first job is for a woman who is looking for her missing husband, a man who spent most of his time working as an engineer in the Congo. He was not a good husband, and when he was home he was even worse. The wife only wants to find him, so she can get a divorce. Candace’s search pulls her into the world of illegal smuggling out of Africa. With Detective Chien-Shiung Malone as a sounding board, Candace works with the woman and the woman’s aging mother in her search for the answers.
C.S. O'Cinneide is the author of Petra’s Ghost and the Candace Starr series. Her short stories have appeared in both anthologies and magazines. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.