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THE TRIGGER EFFECT

TWO seventeen year-olds, were found murdered behind the supermarket. Drugs were not involved. Their homes were in the trendy, upscale neighborhood of Thomas Glen, a suburb of Dallas. They were honor students. The police have no clues. They were shot, execution style, with a bullet in the back of their pretty blond heads. What could they have done to deserve this? Solving the case falls into the laps of Police Lieutenant Reed Pascoe and Detective Denise Smith. Nothing about the investigation makes sense to them. Suspects are scarce or nonexistent. Their investigation tears apart the lives of everyone remotely close to the kids or the crime, revealing secrets, infidelity, and perversion. In the process, nobody is left undamaged.

Collaboration with another author can be risky. Brenda Sevcik made it easy. I wanted to enhance the involvement of my readers with the characters, and Brenda accepted that mission and infused each with a new sensitivity and awareness. And once we got deep into the plot, she became so invested in my process of creating drama and suspense, we began to think as if we were of one mind. We became true collaborators in our art. There was so much joy and excitement working together, it was difficult to pronounce it done. We wanted to continue the collaboration. Don't be surprised if you see another novel by us down the road.