Annette Baxter was a sixteen-year-old runaway who was bounced from one foster home to another since the age of 10. She caught the eye of Otis Fleming when she was eighteen years old. He took her under his wing and taught her how to dress and act. Now she is known as the Fixer. Whenever the rich and powerful of Birmingham Alabama need a problem to disappear they turn to Annette. Annette collects money and markers from them. Now they think that Annette knows too much about them and needs to be taken care of.
Carson Tanner, deputy district attorney, is being groomed to become the next district attorney. He is handed a file on Annette and told to make a case against her or to get her to turn on Otis Fleming. Annette tells him that she has information on who killed his family and that she will tell him if he will help her. Fifteen years ago, when Carson was 16 years old, he came home to find his Father, Mother and little sister dead. There were no clues and there was no motive for the killings. But someone does not want Annette to tell anything to Carson. Now they have to stay one step ahead of the killers and not knowing who to trust or who to turn to. Can they survive to see justice served?
Ms Webb brings together a tale of two people from different sides of the law, both with wounded heart and not very trusting. This story is a real page-turner, just when you think you have the villain figured out you turn the page and think it is someone else. I could not put this book down until I got to the last page. This is one for the keeper shelf.
Deputy district attorney Carson Tanner has dedicated his life to justice. But he is still haunted by one case that was never solved: the murder of his entire family in cold blood. Back then, the teenage Carson was protected by his girlfriend's influential father, Senator Randolph Drake. But now, fifteen years later, Carson finds himself facing a whole new world when a man confesses to the Tanner killings. His name is John Stokes. And his confession only scratches the surface of the truth.
Carson knows that Annette Baxter uses her brains and beauty as a fixer for the rich and powerful, making their indiscretions disappear in exchange for security and influence. But now someone is using her clients' secrets-and her own-against her. And even though Carson can't ignore his attraction to her, he is dead-set on making Annette pay for her crimes.but what if she holds the key to the burning secret he's spent his whole life seeking?
DEBRA WEBB, born in Alabama, wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn't until she spent three years working for the military behind the Iron Curtain--and doing a five-year stint with NASA-that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Visit her Web site at debrawebb.com to learn more.