The Keresa Headdress is the first book of the crime/action/adventure/romance series of the same name by Larry D. Shackelford
It’s just a routine case at the FBI’s Salt Lake City offices. The young woman’s boyfriend is missing, possibly dead. Agent Karen Adams thinks he’s probably just out with another woman—but then the Royal Canadian Mounted Police come calling. Why would they care about a wayward addict cheating on his girlfriend in Utah? Soon, Karen is involved in a case like nothing she’s ever seen, navigating through an international criminal network of drugs, sex trafficking, murder, and the black market trade of priceless archaeological relics. Her new partner Marcus “Playboy” McCoy—handsome, charming, and almost unbearably crass—is equal parts help and hindrance as she navigates a seamy underworld in the Utah desert. But she also finds assistance from some unusual sources: a graduate student in archaeology, a dissatisfied sister-wife from a polygamous commune, and an undercover Canadian Mountie. Together they become entangled in the web of international crime and the only way out is to find the most priceless artifact of all: the legendary Keresa Headdress.
A Word from the Author
FBI Special Agent Karen Adams career with the FBI has been tenuous at best. Unfortunately, she believes her career has taken an even more undesirable direction when a young, distraught woman visits her Salt Lake City office. The woman’s boyfriend is nowhere to be found, and Karen’s instincts tell her there is more to the story. Her intuition is soon confirmed when she is contacted by an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Why would the RCMP care about the young woman and her addict boyfriend? Unwittingly, Karen is thrust into a case like she has never seen; a criminal network of drugs, sex trafficking, murder, and the black market trade of priceless, irreplaceable archaeological artifacts. To complicate the investigation, she is partnered with Marcus McCoy, a handsome, charming, and unbearably crass agent from the Department of the Interior, to help her navigate the seamy underworld in the Utah desert. Thankfully, she is assisted by Derek, a graduate student in archeology, a disgruntled sister-wife from a polygamous commune and an undercover Canadian Mountie. Together, they become entangled in a web of international crime they could have never imagined. Karen is convinced that the only way to solve the investigation is to find the most priceless artifact of all: the legendary Keresa Headdress. “The Keresa Headdress is a thrilling combination of adventure, a murder mystery, a treasure hunt, and romance.” Amazon.com reviewer.
(Larry D. Shackelford, November 2016)
Other Books in the Same Series
Book 2 – The Reliquary