ToxiCity

ToxiCity

Libby Fischer Hellmann’s thriller TOXICITY is as gritty as it is spellbinding. Populated with fully-realized characters, TOXICITY introduces us to Hellmann’s signature heroine, Georgia Davis. But we meet Georgia ten years earlier, when she is a young and determined rookie on a Chicago police force. In Georgia’s debut, we see her tenacity and strength, but also her vulnerability: the seeds sown for the woman she will become. TOXICITY works on all levels, drawing the reader inexorably into a web of deceit, heart-crushing loss, and righteous fury. This wicked brew explodes in a stunning and satisfying conclusion that answers every question. Hellmann pulls no punches.
–J. Carson Black, best-selling author of THE SHOP and DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

Ten years before EASY INNOCENCE, PI Georgia Davis was a police officer on the force in a Chicago suburb. And while homicides are rare on the North Shore, three bodies turn up in quick succession–all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. The investigations into the murders test the mettle and professionalism of a combined police task force. Along the way, they also test the strength of Georgia’s relationship with one of the detectives working the case. While Georgia, her detective boyfriend Matt, and his sometime partner John Stone pit their skills against those of an inventive killer, the daughter of a real estate mogul– who just happens to have her eye on Matt — complicates matters. A dark police procedural and thriller, TOXICITY is a prequel to the Georgia Davis PI series (EASY INNOCENCE and DOUBLEBACK).

Chapters from ToxiCity

Serial Titles from Caleb and Linda Pirtle

Blood Land

Crime's an ugly constant in the big city. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder...

Borrowed to the Bone

Raised in poverty, Ben Tom Lawless, an anomaly in a family of criminals, finds success but has it...

Cleansed by Fire

Churches are burning, and the unsolved murder of a man has plunged a small East Texas town into a...

Deadline News

In the midst of the Great Depression, while a crippled old wildcatter drills for oil, a newspaper...

Divine Fury

He was happy writing fluff until two murders, a worldwide conspiracy and a beautiful woman got in...

Doing Max Vinyl

Everybody wants to do Max Vinyl. His girlfriend, Tris, who turns out to be a tree-hugger and will...

Hills of Eden

One of America's great authors, poets, and storytellers takes us on a walk through the Ozark...

Island Healing

Geneva Saint has come home to her beloved St. Anne’s Island, Georgia. Leaving her unfaithful...

Kill Me Again

Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker must solve the recent murder of a pretty,...

Nelson and Cora

A war has ended, but the battle has just begun for two opposing families rying to survive on the...

Night Side of Dark

American operative Ambrose Lincoln has no idea where he is or has been or where he's going. He...

Opium

Set against the backdrop of blazing poppy fields in war-torn Laos, a sizzling love affair and...

Suspicious Minds

1977, the one and only king of rock-n-roll, Elvis Presley, is taken from the world far too soon,...

The President's Club

A group of retirees and the ex-FBI agent hired to protect them attempt to solve a murder and...

The Scavenger's Song

Detectives are on the trail of a serial killer who deals in the macabre. Things are not as they...

The Uncivil War

What would have happened if the Civil War had turned out differently? What if the South had won?...

The Woods

Harlan never believed the whisperings in town about the woods until he found the remains of his...

The Wormhole Effect

Dr. Anna Markham and a brilliant team of physicists unwittingly discover a means to locate...

ToxiCity

Libby Fischer Hellmann's thriller TOXICITY is as gritty as it is spellbinding. Populated with...

Twist of Fate

It's the late 1700's.Mother-less six-year-old Audelia Simms is kidnapped by Indians roaming the...

Where It Began

Our family of origin is mere happenstance, yet powerfully directs the fate of two longtime friends...