Some secrets are best left buried.
After surviving a brutal attack by a deranged fellow employee, Jorja Knight is eager to start life over as a private investigator. Her first big challenge-shed expectations that things will turn out badly-or fatally. Her second challenge-find Johnnie Gorwitz.
Zosia Gorwitz escaped the horrors of WWII but not the guilt that comes with harboring a family secret. When new information surfaces that a nephew may have also survived, she hires Jorja, who harbors her own family secrets, to track him down. Jorja finds someone who seems to fit the bill, but something's wrong.
Johnnie Gorwitz's street buddies claim he's gone missing, along with other of their pals. They know more but are afraid to talk. When another of their buddies goes missing, and a man known to Johnnie turns up dead, Jorja knows she's backed into something deeper and deadlier than she ever imagined. Now someone wants her and her street informants dead.
Alice Bienia is a Canadian crime writer and author of the Jorja Knight Mystery series. Her debut novel, Knight Blind, was a 2016 Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award finalist. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, and the Writers' Guild of Alberta.
When not plotting a murder, Alice amuses herself watching foreign flicks and exploring Calgary's many urban parks and pathways.