A teenager accused of murdering her mother. A sadistic mobster determined to recruit her. Jinx Ballou must catch the one and escape the other.
When Holly Schwartz, a children’s charity poster girl, jumps bail after being charged with her mother’s murder, Jinx Ballou is hired to return the young fugitive to custody after a veteran bounty hunter fails to locate her.
Jinx chases conflicting leads that point in different directions. The police suspect someone’s helping the disabled fugitive escape justice. Holly’s family believes she’s the latest victim in a string of kidnappings by a sadistic human trafficker.
As Jinx closes in on her fugitive, the situation takes a deadly turn. The body count rises, forcing Jinx to push her body, her skills, and her luck to the limit-not only to claim the bounty, but just to survive.
“Dharma Kelleher has created one of the most unique characters in crime fiction. Jinx Ballou takes readers on a thrilling ride that will have you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning!”
–Renee James, author of SEVEN SUSPECTS
“With Chaser, Dharma Kelleher breaks new ground and breaths new life into a great genre. Jinx Ballou is the best thing to happen to crime fiction since V. I. Warshawski.”
–Greg Barth, author of SELENA