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Who would murder a nice young guy like Todd Kaplan? Or maybe he wasn’t so nice.
Jack Bailey, small town hard-boiled detective, must solve the crime, but his own unrelenting demons rising from his struggle with PTSD and buried family secrets complicate his task. Daily work at the station affords Jack distraction from the inner turmoil that penetrates his nights. Darkness brings unwanted memories, nightmares, and the realization he needs to face what happened ten years ago.
Through the searing Texas summer heat, Jack’s team of detectives works hard interrogating witnesses in an effort to discover Todd Kaplan’s true character. But it’s patrol cop, Denise Williams, who rises above her calling to assist in questioning a crucial witness. Smart and sassy, she holds her own with Jack’s moody temperament. All the while, a new romantic interest with a woman who is off limits proves problematic for Jack as he tries to make the right decision.
Was this small town murder an act of justice or revenge? Only a parent who has tragically lost a child can hold the answer in their hearts. Jack understands. Only too well.

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Kathy (test shot) in Houston, Tx. photos by John Everett on 8-12-16.

About the Author:
Meg Lelvis grew up in northern Minnesota and taught English and psychology in Houston and Dallas. Her fiction and poetry have won awards from Houston Writers Guild and Houston Writers House. Her short story featuring Bailey’s Law character, Jack Bailey, was published in Houston Writers Guild mystery anthology, Waves of Suspense. She published articles in an NCTE periodical as well as in several newspapers. She resides in Houston with her husband and two dogs.


Purchase Links: Her books are available in print and all eBook platforms. You can find links on the book page of her website.

Amazon ASIN: B01M35YABX
ISBN: 978-1612967721
Price: eBook $2.99; Print: $16.95


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  1. I really appreciate your posting my book, Bailey’s Law. I enjoyed creating Jack Bailey as my main character, and hope he clearly addressed important social problems like PTSD (non-military) and campus assault. Although Todd Kaplan wasn’t a university student, the issue applies to him. Thanks again! Meg Lelvis