Mia Quinn is the prosecuting attorney for what seems like an open and shut murder case, but when the jury comes back without an agreement, she is forced to find a reason to re-file the case. Dandan Yee was murdered but the man who stood trial claims she attacked him. Bo Yee, Dandan’s mother, is convinced a member of the jury was paid off and takes it upon herself to seek justice. Mia’s own investigation leads her to a group of Chinese immigrants who refuse to talk to her. There is more going on with this group than meets the eye. Kenny Zhoung, the owner of a Chinese restaurant wants to protect all aspects of his business at whatever the cost. How do all of these paths diverge? When Mia’s family becomes involved, things take a personal turn.
As you can probably tell, there was a lot going on in this book—many different perspectives and several characters. Once the main players are introduced, the reader is able to follow along well. Wiehl delves into the world of human trafficking in the U.S. (a timely read considering police in my hometown just arrested seven people for this exact thing and freed five others). Readers get a peek into the lives of the immigrants, the police investigation, and the justice system as well as the family life of Mia. This is the third book in the Mia Quinn series, but you will not be lost if you pick this one up first. Great mystery with almost no romance if that’s what you’re looking for.
Available March 3, 2015
Thomas Nelson provided me with a copy of this book (via Netgalley) in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.