Robin Burcell. Fatal Truth (2002) 266 pp. [pbo]
On the way to meet with a snitch, San Francisco homicide inspector Kate Gillespie witnesses his murderóby another cop. Then the shooter, a corrupt narcotics investigator, turns up dead several hours later. Unsure of whom she can trust, Kate turns to her ex-partner Sam Scolari, who is now making a living as a PI, and Mike Torrance, an Internal Affairs detective and former romantic flame. Both men assist Kate as she investigates the two killings and discovers some disturbing connections to a 12-year-old scandal involving her dead brother, his wife and their young son.