Author: Tina Whittle
Series: Tai Randolph (Book 1)
Publication: Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2011)
Description: Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun shop is her biggest headache — until she finds a murdered corpse in her brother’s driveway. Even worse, her supposedly respectable brother begins behaving in decidedly non-innocent ways, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with both a homicide in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her way. Suddenly, she has to worry about clearing her own name, not just that of her wayward sibling. Complicating her search for answers is Trey Seaver, field agent for Phoenix, an exclusive corporate security firm hired to investigate the crime. Trey is fearless, focused, and — much to Tai’s dismay — utterly impervious to bribes, threats and clever deceptions. Still in recovery from the car accident that left him cognitively and emotionally damaged, Trey has constructed a world of certainty and routine. He has powerful people to answer to, and the last thing he wants is an unpredictable stranger “detecting” on Phoenix turf. Tai’s inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta’s adult entertainment scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo Road. Potential suspects abound, including violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a taste for meth. But it takes another murder — and threats to her own life — to make Tai realize that to solve this crime, she has to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met.
My Thoughts: What an interesting mystery! Tai Randolph is new in Atlanta having inherited her Uncle's gun shop. She is staying with her older brother while getting set up and organized. When she returns to his house one day, she finds a murdered young woman in a car in front of the house. Her brother has gone to the Bahamas for a work conference and is not answering his phone as quickly as Tai would like.
Tai immediately gets involved in a very complicated situation that has her dealing with her brother's employer Phoenix - a security firm. She is also introduced to Trey Seaver who is assigned to protect her. Trey is a fascinating character because he had suffered a traumatic brain injury and has had to rebuild his life with significant changes to his personality. Tai didn't know him before the injury and is pretty good at accepting Trey as he is now.
They mystery was complex and so was the relationship between Tai and Trey. I can't wait to read more books in this series to learn more about both of them.
A loud honking, like a semi passing close by, then the click of the connection being broken. I stared at the phone, utterly at a loss. This was the kind of crap that only happened to people who knew what to do about it. Nice innocent people like me didn't get "trust no one" phone calls at midnight.I bought this book for my Kindle. You can buy your copy here.