In every private investigation, there are rules and limitations—when a child’s life is on the line, all may be broken.

  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winter 2021 – Best Crime Fiction
  • BRONZE MEDAL: Global eBook Awards, 2021 – Suspense Fiction
  • FINALIST: Book Excellence Awards 2021 – Thriller
  • FINALIST: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2021 – Crime Fiction
  • (From Finalist to...) LONGLIST: Page Turner Awards 2021 – Screenplay Awards

Payden Beck has been a police officer, a police detective, and a private investigator. Now, after a lifetime of combatting crime, he’s ready to stop fighting.

When a young girl named Chloe—kin to his greatest adversary—tries to hire him, he gives her the sad news. But, when Chloe makes her plight clear, Payden knows he must take her case, even if it means confronting a police force on the take, the Spanish Mafia, and, perhaps worst of all, Chloe’s family.

With life and death at stake, defeat is not an option; only sacrifice.

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Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622532163
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-216-2
5 x 8 x 0.6739 (0.725 Lbs)
300 Pages (24/carton)
List Price: $17.95



Michael Golvach – Author
Becky Stephens – Editor
Sam Keiser – Cover Artist
Lane Diamond – Interior Designer

Series: Payden Beck Crime Thriller, Book 2
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Crime, Hardboiled Crime/Detective, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2020
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 74,481 Words
Narrator: Coming Soon
ASIN: B08L9G7M52
ISBN: 9781622532162
List Price: $17.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: Coming Soon
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