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“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Maggie Hall is a crime columnist for the Las Vegas Gazette who, through clever journalistic questioning or blind bumbling, follows a bribery scandal that leads to two murders and attempts on her own life. A native Las Vegan and combination of Luella Parsons, Scarlett O’Hara, and Typhoid Mary, Maggie is well suited for her profession. She knows the people who matter, she is a good listener, and people just seem to talk to her.
She learns about an FBI investigation into George Garbarino, an ex-classmate, who bribed four county commissioners. When people go missing and dead bodies start to pile up, Maggie realizes she’s on the trail of the hottest story of her career.
She’s also on the trail of two of the hottest men she’s ever met. Rick Steele, an investigative reporter at the Gazette, works the hard news angles of the murder case while managing to stay out of Maggie’s romantic clutches. Coop Demarco, however, one of the FBI agents assigned to the case, seems a far more willing partner—if only his job responsibilities would give them the time to hook up.