Traci Lambrecht has been writing by herself (as P. J. Tracy) since the death of her mother in December, 2016. She has decided to leave the Monkeewrench gang for awhile and start a new series featuring LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan.
DEEP INTO THE DARK
By P. J. Tracy
On-Sale: January 12, 2021
Sam Easton—a true survivor—is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of L.A. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect.
But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam’s troubles, and can’t quite see him as a killer. She’s more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town.
Set in an L.A. where real people live and work—not the superficial L.A. of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city—Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief.