M.M. Harden - Mystery Author
Deadly Sins Mystery Series
FIRST CAME GREED
The case is straightforward: determine if a wealthy asset manager in Seattle is cheating on his wife. Run surveillance on the rat bastard. Put a tail on the suspected mistress. PI Sydney “Syd” Stryker can do it in her sleep. Nothing to it. Then things go terribly wrong. Teenagers of rich investors are dying. All are members of an underground cult dubbed the “Suicide Club.” Police assume they’ve taken their own lives. Not Syd. She suspects murder. Gut instinct or baseless hunch, it doesn’t matter. She’s alone in her suspicions. Now she must nail the killer before more teens die in a town where money rules everything and greed is a virtue.
SECOND CAME LUST
PI Sydney ‘Syd’ Stryker receives a desperate call from Soo-jin, a distraught South Korean girl held captive and forced into prostitution to pay off travel debts after arriving in the US, the same prostitution ring responsible for the death of Syd’s friend FBI Special Agent Mateo Duplain’s father.
When Syd helps the girl escape, she manages to outsmart “The Circle,” a local group of sex buyers whose appetite and sexual depravity is monstrous, so monstrous it drops Syd to her knees. “The Circle” vows revenge. With their identities masked by handles and their faces hidden, the brutal sex addicts operate a dozen brothels in high-end apartments, moving the girls and their “bookers” from city to city. And now, Soo-jin is missing. Syd must risk everything, her life-long friendship with Mateo, her business—and even her life to find the girl before it’s too late.
In Second Came Lust, Syd Stryker faces the deadliest—most heartbreaking—challenges of her career. No one can imagine how “evil” evil can really be.
THIRD CAME WRATH
Swift. Silent. Proper-like.
Guests are dying. Still the party goes on. No-nonsense private investigator Sydney ‘Syd’ Stryker must again dive into the opulent pool of Courtland high society when a mentally fragile childhood friend fears he might be a killer.
In Third Came Wrath, a decade old celebration of a young buck’s graduation from Harvard and the suspicious deaths of two women who had refused him a date scream foul play. Favoring jeans to silk, Syd must blow the lid off the past to unearth the facts, lure out the truth amid the shadows—and tame a murderer who uses a jewel-encrusted dagger as a veritable calling card. What a deadly snob.
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