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
Writing has been Karen's passion since the fourth grade when she wrote a four-line poem about a pony named Tony. After 15 years as a software engineer, she quit to write full time. Karen sold her first romance novel in 1997 and her first Silhouette Special Edition in 2001. Karen's real-life romance with her husband Gary is still going strong after nearly 30 years of marriage. They live in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Sacramento.
"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.