Pub Date: September 12, 2020
The suspicious death of a young Charlotte insurance underwriter brings Detective Mike Gabrielli to a posh uptown loft to investigate the crime. John Bryan, a brilliant, young executive from the Houston home office, is sent to Charlotte to covertly delve into the bizarre circumstances surrounding that death. The prior mysterious disappearance of one underwriter, the unexplained death of another, and notably suspected criminal activity within the Charlotte branch prompted Bryan’s undercover assignment. Arriving in the city, Bryan runs into his old college roommate, Gabrielli. The perchance meeting ends with a reunion dinner where Bryan sees a beautiful lady in a red dinner dress that shakes his usually conservative persona. During dinner, the friends reminisce, but neither mentions the situation or events that will propel them down different and dangerous paths as they struggle to stop the murderer. At this time, the enamored Bryan has no idea that his search into the terrifying and foreboding underworld will uncover a deadly plot endangering the beautiful lady in red. The treacherous schemes of the elusive killer and his accomplices will keep you on the edge of your seat as you journey through the twists and turns of this gripping story.