Optimistic and outgoing Gloria Protean is able to trample a man’s dreams with one well-placed kick. She has crushed every obstacle in her life, but has run into a hurdle: gaining employment. After all, small-town 1950s America isn’t exactly welcoming to the idea of a woman detective.
When hope is almost lost, Michael Abernathy, Gloria’s college classmate, comes back into her life. He’s still under the delusion they are in love, and she still turns him down at every opportunity. Even so, he proceeds to help her gain a place on his ragtag team of social miscreants. To prove she deserves to be brought on full time, she is given a month to solve a cold case. But will she be able to do it before people lose their lives?
It’s tough losing a sister.
It’s even worse when you’ve lost them, and they’re still alive.
But unfortunately, I know exactly how that feels.
My name is Gloria Protean. When I was five, my older sister, Grace, was taken from me. Growing up, I blamed myself. But I know better now. I’m an adult, twenty-three years old since last month. And one of the first female graduates from Aletheia University’s criminal justice program.
So I’m well aware that it wasn’t my actions that caused a group of corrupt psychopaths to hold my sister prisoner. She was a willing captive, of course, but that couldn’t be helped.
Yet still, knowing that she was alive, and not...