It was a murder made for TV.

A trail of tiny, bloody footprints. An innocent toddler playing beside her mother's bludgeoned body. Pretty young Corinne Wolff, seven months pregnant, brutally slain in her own home.

Cameras and questions don't usually faze Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson, but the media frenzy surrounding the Wolff case is particularly nasty . . . and thorough. When the seemingly model mommy is linked to an amateur porn website with underage actresses and unwitting players, the sharks begin to circle. The shock is magnified when an old adversary uses the sexy secret footage to implicate Taylor in a murder—an accusation that threatens her career, her reputation and her relationship. Both cases hinge on the evidence—real or manufactured—of crimes that go beyond passion, into the realm of obsessive vengeance and shocking betrayal. Just what the networks love.


  • Publishers Weekly starred review

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  • Publisher: MIRA Books

  • Original Release Date: January 2009

  • Formats: Print, eBook, audiobook

  • Print ISBN: 9780778326298

  • Audiobook Narrator: Joyce Bean

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“Carefully orchestrated plot twists and engrossing characters combine in Ellison's explosive third Lt. Taylor Jackson investigation. . . . The story moves at breakneck speed, seamlessly flowing from Taylor's world into John's until they intersect for electrifying results. Flawed yet identifiable characters and genuinely terrifying villains populate this impressive and arresting thriller."
– ★ Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Ellison has a flair for the macabre shared by few writers."
– Romantic Times, 4.5 stars

"With a heartbreaking opening and a heart-stopping conclusion, J.T. Ellison's third novel is at times disturbing, at times titillating, and from start to finish a fast-paced pleasure to read."             
– Steven Steinbock, The Strand Magazine

“Nashville's homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson is back in a third thrilling novel with a murder that will have your head spinning. . . . Very complex but likable characters and a plot that twists and turns, leaving you breathless and stunned at its climax. If you're looking for an edge-of-your-seat thriller, then pick up a copy today. You won't be disappointed."
– Romance Junkies, 4.5 blue ribbons