Valerie Brooks is the author of a new book, 1 Last Betrayal, a femmes-noir thriller published by Black Leather Jacket Press.

Angeline Porter craves a return to normalcy. But when the former criminal defense attorney receives an alarming text, she races in desperation to Florida only to find a ransacked apartment, a dog that’s poisoned but alive, and a missing half-sister. Determined to rescue her sibling, she follows a trail of shockingly incriminating clues and plunges into a life-or-death fight with the Boston mob.

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