A prequel to Libby Fischer Hellman’s Georgia Davis PI series
There’s an inventive killer at large in Chicago in this dark thriller and police procedural from best-selling crime writer Libby Fischer Hellmann.
When three bodies turn up in rapid succession, all in landfills or waste disposal dumpsters, rookie cop Georgia Davis is drawn into the investigation. Teaming up with her detective boyfriend Matt and his friend Detective Sergeant John Stone, Georgia must work out who’s responsible for the killings, but there’s little evidence to go on. The case also tests the strength of Georgia’s relationship with Matt—complicating the situation is the daughter of a real estate mogul, who also happens to have her eye on Matt.
Who’s behind these gruesome killings in this normally quiet neighborhood? Why are children developing cancer? And will Georgia’s relationship withstand the demands of this particularly complex investigation?
Fans of Libby Fischer Hellmann’s gripping Georgia Davis PI series will enjoy getting to know a younger Georgia Davis in this thrilling prequel, which finds her ten years before Easy Innocence and Doubleback.
Deftly weaving emotional pressure into an engaging plot centered on a tangled web of mystery and murder, ToxiCity is a must-read addition to the libraries of crime fiction enthusiasts the world over.
Libby Fischer Hellmann's thriller TOXICITY is as gritty as it is spellbinding. Populated with fully-realized characters, TOXICITY introduces us to Hellmann's signature heroine, Georgia Davis. But we meet Georgia ten years earlier, when she is a young and determined rookie on a Chicago police force. In Georgia's debut, we see her tenacity and strength, but also her vulnerability: the seeds sown for the woman she will become. TOXICITY works on all levels, drawing the reader inexorably into a web of deceit, heart-crushing loss, and righteous fury. This wicked brew explodes in a stunning and satisfying conclusion that answers every question. Hellmann pulls no punches.
–J. Carson Black, best-selling author of THE SHOP and DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN