The Detective's Dilemma
Kate Rothwell / July 24, 2015 /$2.99 digital
Kidnapped by his own target, this crooked cop is having one bad day.
Detective Caleb Walker is foiled by his own industriousness. Determined to capture a criminal, he plants evidence—and is discovered by his higher-ups. Now blackmailed into being the strong-arm for a corrupt politician, he visits a poor widow he must convince to surrender her son. Yet something about her stirs his memory, and long-submerged desires. When she pulls a gun on him and demands he switch sides, he’s stunned, annoyed…and intrigued.
No one will take her son from Julianna. Least of all her sinister ex-father-in-law whose abuse damaged her late husband. With the handsome detective smirking in her sights, Julianna must convince him to help her keep her baby safe from the very people holding Caleb in their powerful grip. In a desperate bid, she kidnaps the cynical Caleb—and struggles to ignore the heat sparking between them.
As they pursue answers, secrets are uncovered—including Julianna’s and Caleb’s. Two imperfect hearts together may be enough to win the day. If their enemies don’t destroy them first. What happens when a corrupt detective is asked (ahem, forced) to deliver the son of a newly widowed woman to his grandparents without said widow’s consent? You get a pistol wielding, fierce momma who will stop at nothing to protect her child, a serious game of hide and seek, and a man who just might finally meet his match.
In Kate Rothwell's novel, The Detective's Dilemma, the year is 1884 and New York City is bustling. Caleb Walker, once an esteemed cop, is now forced to take corrupt jobs on the side in order to keep his position with the department. Such a job leads him to the recent widow, Mrs. Julianna Winthrop. Caleb’s new assignment tasks him to take Peter, Juliana’s son, and deliver him to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop. Yet Juliana will stop at nothing to ensure that Peter stays far away from her father-in-law, especially after she learns of Mr. Winthrop’s treatment toward her late husband. Enter the pistol. When it becomes quite clear that Caleb is there to steal Peter, Juliana turns the tables and kidnaps Caleb instead, leaving Peter with the nanny and her manservant.
[Kidnap my heart...]