Mardi Gras whips New Orleans’ French Quarter into a whirlpool of excess, color, booze, noise, motion. So the woman in the sights of Will Novak’s binoculars stands out. She’s bruised, barefoot, wearing a man’s raincoat. And she’s looking right at him.
In a moment she’s fleeing into the crowd, but Novak knows she’s not gone for good. When she comes back, it’s with a gun to his head—and a story about crony politics, a crooked judge, a kidnapped whistleblower, and children in deadly danger. Novak can’t let this one slide.
Through the grit of Houston’s underbelly to the grime below Beverly Hills’ glamor, a trickle of rot connects the powerful to the desperate and corrupts the men and women who are supposed to stand against it. Deceit is everywhere. If he’s going to do right, Novak is going to have to do it alone . . .
Praise for Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan Thrillers
“One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever.” —Fresh Fiction
“Chilling, compelling suspense…be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dryer
“Exciting, thrill-a-minute!” —Midwest Book Review
“Plenty of suspense and surprises.” —Publishers Weekly
Kensington; October 2018
- ISBN 9781516107391
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Witness Betrayed
- Author: Linda Ladd
Imprint: Lyrical Underground
About The Author
Linda Ladd is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including the Claire Morgan thrillers. She makes her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband and old beagle named Banjo. She loves traveling and spending time with her two adult children,two grandsons, and granddaughter. In addition to writing, Linda enjoys target shooting and is a good markswoman with a Glock 19 similar to her fictional detectives. She loves to read good books, play tennis and board games, and watch fast-paced action movies. She is currently at work on her next novel. Learn more at lindaladd.com.