C. J. songer creates characters that you can't help but care about. They're flawed but decent people. Perhaps Songer's people come alive because she was a law enforcement person and she truly respects her peers.
This episode starts when Mike Johnson, Meg Gillis' partner in their fledgling private security firm, asks her to serve divorce papers on the abusive husband of a client with whom he's sort of involved. The husband is more likeable than Meg had anticipated and she has a drink to commisserate with him. When he turns up dead Meg's not only a suspect, but embroiled in an increasingly more dangerous situation. Her sometimes boyfriend Reilly, a Beverly Hills Police Seargeant, warns her off the case, which is police business, but when she gets into trouble he's there to protect her.
Songer keeps the story moving with crisp dialogue and solid plotting. I look forward to Meg's next adventure.