Ollie is the executive chef at the White House, but she also has been instrumental in solving crimes. This time her investigation is a personal one, as closely held family secrets are revealed. Scenes in the White House kitchen will appeal to foodies. A touch of romance rounds out this delectable offering.
Ollie’s father died when she was very young. Her memories of him are dim, but she admires him based on what her mother has told her. He was a war hero and devoted to his family. Now, her mother discloses the circumstances of his death. Ollie is shocked to learn that her father was murdered, and his boss suspected him of selling corporate secrets to a rival firm. Ollie knows it will be difficult, but she’s determined to prove her father was an honorable man. She puts her life at risk when she uncovers information that others are committed to keeping secret. (PRIME CRIME, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)