Kyle goes inside Office Right Staffing where the temps and the work are just murder.
The holidays have arrived but Kyle Shannon isnít feeling festive. Her lover may be leaving, and her friend Tiffany is in the financial pits.
Things arenít right at Office Right, either. On assignment within the company, she finds bottoming sales, temps with attitude, and a boss as frosty as a snowman.
Then somebody murders a manager and all the ho-ho-ho goes up the chimney.
Forced to add ďfind the killerĒ to their holiday wish list, Kyle and Detective Ian Page face a jumble of confusing facts until a tragic accident forces them to look at the case from a new perspective.
This Christmas will be a slay-ride for sure.
The Office Right branch was outside Ianís routine jurisdiction but not that of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, of which he was a member. The task force went to whatever community requested it, providing manpower and expertise to support small suburban police forces when something big happened. A murder, for example, might require twenty to forty people to work it properly. Counting all three shifts, most suburban forces had sworn officer counts well below that. If there had been a break-in at the office, the task force evidence collection team plus a couple of detectives would be called in. That would include Ian Page.
What a bunch of BS.
In rationalizing the reason for Ianís call, I had used the very word I wanted so much to avoid. I tried hard to talk myself into something I knew wasnít true and it hadnít worked.
Only one thing would involve the task force at Ianís level and only one thing would make him call me at home at that time of night. Aki Tanaka was dead. And she didnít die in a hospital. If she had, Ian would be home watching basketball with Tim.