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'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes

Title
 
Winter Kills
Season of Murder #4
AuthorJ.P. Bowie
ISBN#MLR-1-02016-0559 (ebook) $3.99
Release DateMay 2016
Length: (*)15,000 words
Heat Rating:Graphic
Categories:Contemporary
 police
 mystery
 
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A dancer and a detective are thrown together by fate - and a murder - as New York City shivers in one of the coldest winters on record.


Simon Harris is down on his luck in New York City after a show he'd auditioned for and won a place in folds during rehearsals. Working as a stripper in a seedy club is not his idea of Broadway, but it keeps the wolf from the door -- even if it is the door of a homeless shelter.


When one of the strippers is murdered and his body found in a dumpster, Simon is questioned by handsome detective Tom Holt, and his partner Brenda Brennigan. Both Tom and Simon feel the pull of sexual attraction, and when Tom finds out that Simon is sleeping in a homeless shelter, he offers him a room in his apartment until he gets back on his feet.


It isn't long before they are sharing more than just kitchen duties.


During his investigation, Tom discovers that the murdered stripper, Andy Summers, was being paid large sums of money by an older man, Al Cohen. Al tells Tom that he blames Andy's death on the club owner Frank Costello, but Tom isn't convinced especially when he's told that Frank had the hots for Andy and considered him his best dancer.


When another stripper is brutally attacked and left for dead in a dumpster, Tom fears for Simon's safety -- a fear that is borne out when Simon is held hostage by the murderer during a faceoff with the police and a SWAT team.



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