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by Mavis Applewater
Detective Caitlin CC Calloway is happily married to
the love of her life, Jamie. She and her family are
settling into a new house, and life is good. Until
things begin to change. Unexpectedly, CC finds
herself having to break in a new partner, while
someone is leaving a trail of bodies dangerously
close to home, outwitting the police at every turn.
To complicate matters more, US Marshal Val
Brown steps in, threatening to take over. CC can’t
bring herself to trust Val—with the case, or with
Not knowing who she can trust, CC is thrust into
the most dangerous game of her life. In a desperate
race against time, she fights to save her family, and
herself, from the ultimate checkmate.
Checkmate is the exciting, long-awaited sequel to
Mavis Applewater’s first novel, The Brass Ring.