What’s your life worth? If the price isn’t right….you die.
They call him Dr. Death. Not a surprise. Lucas Stride’s philosophy lectures promote ‘stacking one’s deck’ with humanitarian actions since we never know when the Grim Reaper will come for us.
Before the professor’s lecture at the Quebec City morgue, he receives a threat, insisting he assign a cash value to his life. If the note’s author isn’t satisfied with the amount, Lucas dies.
While Lucas struggles to comply with the extortion demand, Toronto cop, Jordan Blair, arrives for a tryst with private investigator, Darcy Piermont. Sightseeing, fine dining, and blissful hours in Darcy’s bed are on her wish list.
Her plans are derailed after Darcy is asked to locate a family friend missing since the morgue tour with his class. In their search for the professor, Jordan and Darcy uncover a series of crimes that conclude with the reality of — death.
DEATH'S FOOTPRINT is the second novella in the Blair and Piermont crime thriller series, following Jordan and Darcy's Caribbean adventures in TARGETED. These are fast-paced, quick reads, enjoyable as stand alone stories.
About the Author
Donna J. Warner, before joining the fiction writing industry, first as a freelance editor and then as a published author, was communication manager for the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres. Prior to that, she tutored ESL students; taught college-level education courses; and founded a registered private vocational school. A keen cottager, Donna enjoys the challenges of climbing in and out of her kayak without getting dunked and trying to outsmart fish. Home is a country property on the outskirts of Guelph, Ontario. She is a member of ITW and the CWC. Gloria Ferris is the award-winning author of the Cornwall and Redfern mysteries that feature serious crimes and far-from-serious protagonists. Death’s Footprint is her second crime thriller co-written with author, Donna Warner. When not writing, Gloria works on character profiles,researches plotlines, and is often heard to mutter, “I wish I’d written that!” She is a member of the CWC, the ITW, and ALLi. Gloria returned to her native Guelph, Ontario, after retiring from her job as procedure writer at a nuclear power plant. She spent more than twenty-five years in Kincar dine and Port Elgin, small towns which inspire her mysteries.