Justice by Oleander - 2012 Watty Awards, Finalist

31 Part Story 109K Reads 3K Votes
ItalRT4u By ItalRT4u Updated 2 years ago
A woman scorned -- a medical professional -- a detective trying to catch a break -- dozens of unsolved murders...  

What do these all entail?  A game of cat and mouse, a tale of vengeance is what you'll find here.

She reached her breaking point.  She simply had enough.  Living with it, day in, day out at home; witnessing it on the work-front.  She was bound to crack some time, right?  Caught up in a vicious cycle of revenge, Mika Stafford adopted a second life - call her a vigilante if you will.  As she preyed on each and every one of them, she enjoyed the promiscuity these one-shots offered along with the vengeful release that came along when all was said and done.  She never wanted to give her heart to anyone.  Not anymore.  What she never counted on was Detective Ryans.  Ryans had the lead on the latest string of murders that seem to be left unsolved - the file of linked cases that would make or break his career.

After being linked to some of these unsolved cases, Mika finds herself weaving a rather intricate series of webs.  The chemistry between the two of them is undeniable but there's just something about Mika that keeps Detective Ryans coming back with more questions - questions only she seems to be able to answer.  With bodies piling up, widows cashing in on life insurance policies, and Mika's informative consults, Detective Ryans finds himself chasing a ghost of sorts - a female one if his instincts are right.  This vigilante/criminal is doing everyone a favour by knocking these lowlifes off but the fact of the matter is that this 'Femme Fatale' still needs to be apprehended.  After all, keeping everyone safe is a cop's job.

© Carey Decevito, 2012
medal62 medal62 3 months ago
Regretably this type of behaviour is not uncommon, and is usually shielded from the public till something serious results like deaths in one or the other partner!
Cobloro Cobloro 2 years ago
@ItalRT4u No worries. I will be able to read more in the near future...I am swamped with assignments now, but I thought I'd take a quick read and I was like o.o  very good! I been good just getting along haha drop by message board :P
Jaren1 Jaren1 2 years ago
This first chapter is really good.Your writing flows so well.
QueenOfTheEdibles QueenOfTheEdibles 2 years ago
@ItalRT4u no not yet you do that soon but i call dibs for the first book cara I'm serious and i dot give a care at the oriceceither I want to be your first buyer! Woohoo so when you do it you pm me first then once I buy you can tell everyone OK?
QueenOfTheEdibles QueenOfTheEdibles 2 years ago
Oh wow!! Excellent chapter! Beautifully written. I demand a published version for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet asap!!!
QueenOfTheEdibles QueenOfTheEdibles 2 years ago
PS I read the prologue and you gripped me in I got to read chapter one