A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Mysteries #2)
Kaos Press, 9780997583601, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2016
Can a 21-year-old grad student crush Goliath? All eyes on Jessica James, resident badass...
Jessica James, scrappy cowgirl-turned-philosopher, returns home for summer break, only to take on one of the biggest oil companies in the country--and its connections to corruption, sex trafficking, and murder. A murder way too close to home...
She's not home an hour when her cousin Mike hints that a series of freak accidents at the lumber mill where he works might not be what they seem. So when Mike is killed in the saw room the day after an argument with the mill's new owners, the Knight brothers, Jessica knows it's no accident.
Working at Glacier Park to earn just enough money for books and whiskey, Jessica meets the secretive Kimi RedFox, who's on a mission to stop Knight Industries from fracking on Blackfeet land. Even more distressing, Kimi accuses the Knight brothers of operating a prostitution ring on the reservation. It doesn't take long until Jessica is pulled into Kimi's David versus Goliath battle with the Knight brothers. Ready to fight to save Kimi's young sisters from human trafficking, and find out who killed Mike, Jessica isn't as ready for the surprising discovery about the accident that killed her father eleven years ago.
Fans who like their female protagonists fierce and fearless will get a real kick out of this one from award winning author, Kelly Oliver.