They thought kidnapping the girl would be easy.
But her bodyguard will make their lives very difficult…

A private investigator is kidnapped with the teen heiress he was hired to protect in this thrilling sixth installment of the Sin City Investigation Series.

Working security for a wealthy Indian businessman sounds like easy money to PI Jim Bean. He’s charged with watching the man’s teenage daughter, the stubborn and spirited Zevah Ralen. His task is simple: keep the girl out of trouble during her father’s business trip to Las Vegas.

But trouble strikes as soon as the assignment starts, when a group of kidnappers ambush Zevah outside the mall. Jim barely has time to handcuff himself to her before they’re both knocked out and transported to the kidnappers’ remote cottage hideout.

With no weapons, no backup plan, and nobody coming to save them, Jim knows he can only rely on himself—especially when he learns Zevah’s father has no intention of paying the ransom, afraid the money would encourage the kidnappers to go after his other children.

Now, Jim must escape the cottage, find his way out of the wilderness, and rescue the girl he promised to protect…but as usual with Jim Bean, that is actually just the beginning of the danger and surprises that await him.

Praise for J.D. Allen and the Sin City Investigations series:

"...extremely vivid noir characters..." —Chris Bauer, author of Hiding Among the Dead and Zero Island

"Secrets abound, and Allen doesn’t shy away from twists..." —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Fear No Truth

"Settle in, take a deep breath, and keep those pages turning..." —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author

"...characters who will bring you along with them on a great thrill ride!" —Heather Graham, New York Times Best Selling Author

"Overall, a must read for thriller fans and perhaps the best PI story we have read this year so far." ―Mystery Tribune

"That wonderful and rare combination of high-speed suspense and complex, richly drawn characters will keep you on the edge of your seat." —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

" foot in the classic PI tradition and the other in the new age...a smart, fast-paced book that will keep the reader on edge from start to finish." ―Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break

"...a labyrinthine path that immerses readers in the dark history of this glitzy town. It’s a good thing for readers that what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there, so we can follow this gritty mystery to its rewarding finale." —Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology and author of How to Catch a Killer