Insufficient Evidence (Lou Corso Mystery Series Book 2)
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So imagine how Lou feels late one evening when the plaintive cries of an animal in distress take him outside his home to find a kitten nailed to his front door. Lou is too late to save the poor creature, but as he is absorbing the threatening implications of the act, he receives a phone call. The voice is low and crazy. It is obvious that a seriously deranged person has targeted Lou for violence. Lou's work with battered women has made him a target of angry husbands in the past, but only a few seem psychotic enough to pull such a sick stunt.
As Lou's family and friends become victims of violent attacks, Lou must figure out the real motive. Is it an abusive husband taking revenge or are the attacks connected to one of the cases his firm is handling? Lou knows that his life and the lives of his loved ones depend on finding the truth and finding it fast! Read more Read less. About the Author Carter Swart began writing in , prompted by nearly three years of idleness resulting from a bout with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that left him a lifetime paraplegic. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.
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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway. The tough old man is afraid for the first time in his life. Nightingale is brought low, lower than he can live with so his answer is the pursuit of justice with a big dose of revenge. He travels through town after town and one rough situation after another until he lands in a new town on the cattle trail in southwestern Kansas.
The tough lawman is caught between a town council that is more interested in money than the security of its citizens and the townspeople who are desperate for protection from the rough men who threaten them. It is here that Jim Nightingale will find make his stand for the justice and redemption he has been searching for.
Jim Sutter, a diminutive, sad-eyed drifter with a hidden past, rides into the South Dakota cowtown of Bitter Creek in a time of savage drought.
Set upon and beaten by toughs, he is rescued by widowed rancher,Jenny Olds,who he soon comes to love. Jim decides to stay on with Jenny and soon finds himself in the middle of a blood feud between the powerful cattlemen's association and the sodbusters, led by fiery Lucas Brand. Hugh Tallant spearheads the fight for the ranchers, seeking to crush the sodbusters that control the vital Bitter Creek River.
Tallant is ably aided by Gil Fetterman, a notorious gunfighter, and Milo Pitt,a sadistic bruiser. And before long, Sutter is torn between his desire to protect Jenny and the sodbusters and his own solemn oath to give up the gun. Into this brew rides a cast of lively characters including courageous Nell Vermillion, a local shopkeeper, George Armstead, a man uncertain of his own mettle, Red West, Jenny's dying foreman, Dottie Lister, a soiled dove, Randy Pinto, a boy who has to grow up in a hurry, and gunfighter Jack Counts who makes a bargain with the devil.
Lou Corso Mystery Series by Carter Swart
He and his partner have tracked a pair of psychotic brothers, Lance and Todd Reno, to a cabin hideaway. Their private torture chamber is currently occupied by a young girl who is about to die a slow, painful death. Todd is hauled out in a body bag and Lance goes to jail.
Now a partner in a successful security firm with Phoebe Peck, the widow of one of his best friends from the force, Lou is busy running the firm and doing his work with battered women-a tribute to his dead sister. He still drinks too much and drives like a maniac, but Lou is content with life, especially with his partnership with Phoebe. He respects her and knows that her intervention-an offer of trust when he was down and out-saved his life.
Was it an accident or deliberate murder? When Lou's client, Connie Terwilliger is threatened by her vicious husband, Victor, Lou and the group of good Samaritans who help him shelter battered women rescue Connie and put her in a safe house. After Connie is murderously attacked, Lou finds himself pulled between his current commitments and a decade old list of cold cases involving murdered or missing women.
One of those cases had cost him his career as a police detective when his frustration with a suspect had pushed him near the edge. When life couldn't seem to get more complicated, Lou meets Joan Queen, a pretty ex-cop from Miami who makes him feel like living again. In this fast paced drama, Lou Corso must outsmart a psychopath, redeem himself as a champion of battered and murdered women, and find the courage to commit to love. Unfortunately, that unfinished business is Lou Corso. Lou, the tough ex-LAPD cop with the heart of gold, is slowly drinking himself to death over the recent losses of Phoebe Peck Deceived by Death —his former partner and mentor—and Joan Queen Insufficient Evidence — his tormented lover and sweet companion.
Lou feels betrayed by life—by the bad breaks and lost opportunities. But the real betrayal is about to begin as Lou attempts to pull himself up out of the dark depths of despair and personal heartache to run his security company. He is also determined to continue his work rescuing battered women. In the latest Lou Corso tale, betrayal seems to come disguised as a beautiful woman, and Lou is suddenly surrounded by beautiful women.
But which beautiful woman holds the promise of a bright future and which one holds a swift and painful death? As if that were not enough, some old business turns up—a singularly brutish wife beater—a giant of a man who almost killed Lou in their last encounter—has been paroled for good behavior. He comes to tell Lou that he has seen the error of his ways, the error of beating his wife almost to death before Lou intervened five years ago.
But Lou is uneasy—-he is sure that he is being stalked. He has a new love affair, he's quit drinking, and is trying to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter, Cordelia. Life would seem to be good, very good. But Lou lives in a dangerous world.