A Ransom for Two Roses is the first full-length novel in the Frankie Ransom Series.
©2013 James P. Coldham writing as JAMES PHILIP (P)2016 James P. Coldham writing as JAMES PHILIP
Detective Inspector Frankie Ransom prides herself on being third generation Met - her father was head of the old Flying Squad, her grandfather retired as deputy head of CID at Scotland Yard - but suspects the Force she loves has long since fallen out of love with her.
Her life has been spinning out of control for a long time and any day soon expects to be given an offer she can't afford to refuse; a choice of any job in the Met she doesn't really want.
Then in the early hours of a cold November morning she is called to the penthouse suite of a luxury West End hotel where the naked body of a woman has been discovered. Although she doesn't know it at the time her life is about to change forever in ways she simply couldn't have imagined days, or even hours before.
At first she suspects, and then she discovers with horrifying clarity that she has stumbled into somebody else's worst nightmare. Overnight she must question all her old loyalties.
What do you do when you wake up one morning and you don't know who you can trust? Nothing in Frankie's life has prepared her for her trial by fire and the terrifying ordeal that awaits her.