A C. J. Cavanaugh Mystery
Alice and Don Harriman are the owners of Blue Sun, the largest residential real estate and construction service in the Pacific northwest. When a house cleaner stumbles upon two masked men holding Don Harriman at gunpoint in his own bedroom, she is able to flee the scene before being captured. Outside, neighbors from this quiet, affluent, suburban neighborhood respond to her screams for help. They patiently listen as she frantically tells her harrowing tale. Two of the neighbors bravely venture inside the Harriman house to investigate. They find nothing, no men, no body, and no sign of a struggle. The police investigation supports their findings. There is no physical evidence to substantiate the house cleaner's claim. It is only later, when Don Harriman's beaten body is found floating in the Willamette River, that the house cleaner is believed. Ex-DEA agent, tri-ethnic Private Investigator C. J. Cavanaugh receives a mysterious text from the part owner of Blue Sun moments before he is abducted. The text is gibberish and C. J. has no idea who Don Harriman is. For the Cavanaugh investigation team, what began as minor events sets off a shockwave of discoveries that lead to intrigue, narcotics trafficking, violence and murder.