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B-Side
by Janis Jones and Jason Rohan View author's profile page

Overview


An LAPD detective investigates the brutal assault of her partner, little suspecting that the resolution of the case lies closer to home than she thinks.

* This book is intended as adult material
and contains swearing, sexual situations
and scenes of extreme violence.

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Description


[CONTAINS SPOILERS] So many ways to spend your anniversary night. Praying your partner survives a vicious assault by an unknown attacker is not high on the list, but for LAPD detective Mara Bays, this is reality. Theories abound - a gay hate crime, a random assault, a revenge attack - but no leads. When her personal connection shuts her out of the investigation, Mara must rely on her colleagues to handle the case. Mara's story unfolds in flashback: hurting as she buries her younger Marine brother, she turns to her detective partner, Derek, and their short, intense relationship blossoms and fades. They remain friends but later Mara surprises herself by falling for Casey, a girl's girl. It is Casey who opens the door to the would-be killer, posing as a flower delivery man. Casey recovers but, haunted by panic attacks, she relives the assault, knowing whoever did it is still out there, watching. With no leads, the case goes cold and life resumes. Mara and Derek spend more work time together. Derek's ex-partner, Larry, joins them at a shooting range and tries to relive past glories. He misses the old days. Casey and Mara have a huge fight over Derek. Mara becomes defensive and angry that she isn't trusted. Casey suffers another flashback and collapses. A furious Mara blames herself and vows to find the person responsible. Scouring the case file, she searches for any overlooked detail. Then, it hits her: the attacker was delivering flowers. Working the phone book, she checks every florist who might remember an unusual order. With a sketchy description, she puts out the word for a perp with a distinctive tattoo. Within hours, the suspect turns up dead in what looks like a drug deal gone bad. Case closed. Mara tells Casey, who is overwhelmed on hearing the thug left a young wife and baby. Over Mara's protests, she sends a condolence gift. Mara delivers it to the widow and learns that the victim is Larry's nephew. Mara confronts Larry at his apartment: he put his nephew up to the attack, then silenced him. the only question is why. Larry confesses that he did it as a favor to Derek. With Casey out of the way, they could get back together. At home, Derek waits for Mara. He knows what's coming but needs to settle the score. Mara arrives to find a drunken, enraged Derek who has never gotten over the end of their affair, and worse, feels dumped for a woman. He attacks Mara, beating her to the ground before grabbing his service pistol to finish the job. Thinking quickly, Mara swings the vodka bottle he was emptying and disarms him, before the police arrive.

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About the author


Janis Jones is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has worked as a background performer in films and TV beginning in 1998, appearing in such movies as ZODIAC:The Directors Cut, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, GALAXY QUEST and GROWING UP BRADY.

After co-writing the screenplay version of B-SIDE with Jason Rohan, this is her first novel. She is a native Southern Californian and lives on the outskirts (or more likely outpants) of Los Angeles, California.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Lesbian

Language:English

Pages:200

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543927450


Overview


An LAPD detective investigates the brutal assault of her partner, little suspecting that the resolution of the case lies closer to home than she thinks.

* This book is intended as adult material
and contains swearing, sexual situations
and scenes of extreme violence.

Read more

Description


[CONTAINS SPOILERS] So many ways to spend your anniversary night. Praying your partner survives a vicious assault by an unknown attacker is not high on the list, but for LAPD detective Mara Bays, this is reality. Theories abound - a gay hate crime, a random assault, a revenge attack - but no leads. When her personal connection shuts her out of the investigation, Mara must rely on her colleagues to handle the case. Mara's story unfolds in flashback: hurting as she buries her younger Marine brother, she turns to her detective partner, Derek, and their short, intense relationship blossoms and fades. They remain friends but later Mara surprises herself by falling for Casey, a girl's girl. It is Casey who opens the door to the would-be killer, posing as a flower delivery man. Casey recovers but, haunted by panic attacks, she relives the assault, knowing whoever did it is still out there, watching. With no leads, the case goes cold and life resumes. Mara and Derek spend more work time together. Derek's ex-partner, Larry, joins them at a shooting range and tries to relive past glories. He misses the old days. Casey and Mara have a huge fight over Derek. Mara becomes defensive and angry that she isn't trusted. Casey suffers another flashback and collapses. A furious Mara blames herself and vows to find the person responsible. Scouring the case file, she searches for any overlooked detail. Then, it hits her: the attacker was delivering flowers. Working the phone book, she checks every florist who might remember an unusual order. With a sketchy description, she puts out the word for a perp with a distinctive tattoo. Within hours, the suspect turns up dead in what looks like a drug deal gone bad. Case closed. Mara tells Casey, who is overwhelmed on hearing the thug left a young wife and baby. Over Mara's protests, she sends a condolence gift. Mara delivers it to the widow and learns that the victim is Larry's nephew. Mara confronts Larry at his apartment: he put his nephew up to the attack, then silenced him. the only question is why. Larry confesses that he did it as a favor to Derek. With Casey out of the way, they could get back together. At home, Derek waits for Mara. He knows what's coming but needs to settle the score. Mara arrives to find a drunken, enraged Derek who has never gotten over the end of their affair, and worse, feels dumped for a woman. He attacks Mara, beating her to the ground before grabbing his service pistol to finish the job. Thinking quickly, Mara swings the vodka bottle he was emptying and disarms him, before the police arrive.

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About the author


Janis Jones is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has worked as a background performer in films and TV beginning in 1998, appearing in such movies as ZODIAC:The Directors Cut, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, GALAXY QUEST and GROWING UP BRADY.

After co-writing the screenplay version of B-SIDE with Jason Rohan, this is her first novel. She is a native Southern Californian and lives on the outskirts (or more likely outpants) of Los Angeles, California.

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