Private investigator Janelle Watkins swore off investigating child abductions four years ago, when she left the San Francisco PD.
But when two clients beg for her help, one to find her missing 11-year-old son and the other to find a toddler who’s vanished, Janelle can’t say no. Even though it means returning to the scene of her nightmares – her hometown of Greenville.
Janelle enlists the aid of her ex-partner and ex-lover, Greenville County Sheriff Ken Heinz – but in the midst of their investigation, two other children are discovered missing and connected to Greenville.
Then Ken’s niece disappears on her way to school.
Janelle and Ken find themselves in a race against the clock. Will they find the missing children in time, or will history repeat itself?
About the Author
KAREN SANDLER is the author of the Tankborn trilogy as well as seventeen novels for adults and several short stories and screenplays. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software engineer, including work on the Space Shuttle program and communications satellites. She lives in northern California with her husband, Gary, and their three cats, and can often be found riding her Andalusian/Morgan mare, Belle.
"Karen Sandler's CLEAN BURN is a taut, timely thriller ripped from today's headlines. Blisteringly paced, authentically told, here is a novel that demands to be read in a single sitting. I can't wait to strap on a side arm and join Watkins for her next case."
-James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God.
"CLEAN BURN is a guilty pleasure. Curl up for a snappy pace, and an ex cop P.I. heroine with attitude, and a haunted past.'
- Lynn Hightower, author of The Piper and The Debt Collector.