S. Connell Vondrak spent her career as a forensic scientist with the Illinois State Police, raising to the level of Laboratory Director of a crime lab. She began writing murder-mysteries only recently, trying to encorporate her knowledge of the crime lab and how evidence is test with the fast paced investigation of two Washington DC detectives.
Three Washington, DC detectives investigate the suicide of a prominent US Congressman, only to find the Congressman’s death is linked to a twenty five year-old murder. The case frustrates the detectives with its ever changing forensic results, but when a conspiracy is uncovered that will ruin the lives of more than one public official, it forces one detective home, to face her past. This is a sequel to No Evidence of a Crime. (210 pages)
As Washington, D.C. detectives investigate the murder of a beautiful, young congressional aide shot dead near the Capital Mall, subtle discrepancies with the evidence show up. The murder weapon is identified as a Glock, but an eyewitness places the shooter too far away to have used a handgun. The slain woman was a player in high-stakes D.C. politics, yet DNA results reveal she was pregnant and the baby's father was a gang member. The detectives bring in a forensic scientist to retest the samples, and determine someone at the crime laboratory is altering evidence. Detectives Jarrod and Jackson must find out who is tampering with the facts...and why.