By Force or Fear, by Thonie Hevron
The shocking end to a hostage situation brings a courageous Sheriff’s Deputy to the attention of a powerful young judge. His obsession grows as she pursues a violent killer in the Sonoma wine country. After losing almost everyone close to her, she finds out the judge’s offer of security isn’t as attractive as he presented. As she closes in on the murderer, the judge’s own trap snaps shut, putting her and her partner in jeopardy.