A high-profile murder launches reporter Taylor Kerrick into the world of international ivory smugglers. Determined to expose the criminals and raise public awareness about the plight of endangered elephants, she sets out to follow the story across the Pacific. The only obstacle is her editor. If Ben Palasco had any idea about the threatening letters—or her ultimate plan to snare the smugglers—he’d never let her go. But even without the facts, Ben insists on local backup and arranges for photojournalist Matt Anderson to meet her in Taiwan. Taylor bristles, but agrees, fully intending to ditch the guy until circumstances and the totally alien environment force her to admit she needs his help. Simple surveillance gives way to deadly threat and the pair are forced to improvise on the run. Taylor returns to Vancouver, confident that she can finally spring her trap, but instead, finds herself in the crosshairs of a remorseless villain.
Laurie Carter is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work appears in books, newspapers, magazines and online. Born in Ontario, she lived in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley for more than two decades. She shares a cozy home with her husband, writer/photographer Bruce Kemp, and an SPCA rescue cat.
October 31, 2018