Dangerous Pursuits (Rose McQuinn, Book 2) by Alanna Knight
By Alanna Knight
Rose McQuinn, out strolling close to her domestic on Arthur’s Seat comes around the physique of a lady within the ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel but if she returns to the scene of the crime, neither physique nor the neighborhood constable whom she alerted have either disappeared. nobody believes her tale, now not even her lover Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry of the Edinburgh urban Police. yet Rose is confident homicide has been dedicated and her resulting research into the secret quickly becomes a online game of lethal pursuit.
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