|About the Book|
The justice system of the United States prohibits a person from being tried for the same crime twice. Once acquitted, that person is considered not guilty of the crimes with which they were charged, therefore free to resume their life, pick up whereMoreThe justice system of the United States prohibits a person from being tried for the same crime twice. Once acquitted, that person is considered not guilty of the crimes with which they were charged, therefore free to resume their life, pick up where they left off, as if nothing ever happened, right? Well, of course, not everyone agrees, and someone in the Peach state is taking the matter of crime and punishment into their own hands.Over the last eighteen months, a string of grisly murders have criss-crossed the state of Georgia, with the victims sharing the common trait of having recently been acquitted of high-profile capitol murder cases. Dubbed the Angel of Death by the papers, the killer is viewed as a lawless vigilante by some, and as an emissary of righteous justice by others.Rachel Emory is a strikingly beautiful woman whose past is filled with violence and tragedy. Already painfully shy and introverted, she is further withdrawn into her own prison of shame and self loathing after being charged with the murder of her controlling and physically abusive, police officer husband.Acquitted of all charges on the basis of self-defense, yet still branded a pariah in her hometown of Macon, Rachel wants nothing more than to become invisible and be left alone by everyone. Her prayers fell on deaf ears, as she suddenly finds herself firmly in the crosshairs of none other than the Angel of Death.Barely escaping her initial encounter with this shadowy executioner, finding no sympathy with local law enforcement, Rachel finds a welcome ally in the form of a private investigator, Cody Houston, a rugged ex-cop with a tenacious attitude and a kind heart, who makes it his mission to protect Rachel from the vigilante, no matter the cost.