Stillwater Runs Deep
A Kelly Riccio Mystery
Stillwater Runs Deep, features 32 year old attorney Kelly Riccio, recently canned from a glad handing, white shoe, New York City law firm for throwing a case, when her moral compass refuses to follow any other path to justice. Kelly retreats to her Hudson Valley hometown to regroup and lick her psychic wounds but her passion for justice, and carnal delights, soon steers her down a decidedly different course. Instead of reconnecting with the solitude and security of Lake Stillwater, Kelly ends up hooking back up with her old boyfriend, the Chief of Police, to solve a murder that just happens to skid across her path.
Every good tale needs a wolf lurking in the woods. In Stillwater Runs Deep, it’s the disgruntled, uber-wealthy law firm client who seeks revenge on Kelly for throwing his custody battle case in favor of his former wife. Getting her fired and filing disciplinary proceedings doesn’t satisfy his quest for blood. Kelly must rely on her wits, dumb luck and guardian angles to stay alive while she searches for the killer who disturbed the steady equilibrium of her bucolic hometown.
Join Kelly, and a supporting cast of characters, as she uses her legal prowess, and headstrong but endearing hubris, to solve this fast-paced adventure that ricochets through the Hudson Valley, Manhattan and The Bronx. Together, they rush to unravel the clues before the breadcrumb trail disappears.
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