Random House, Inc. Thirtysomething lawyer Megan McGee is facing a quiet Christmas with her bulldog when Bonnie Cantrell, a battered wife, comes looking for legal protection from her violent ex-cop husband, Carl. In a recent bout of rage, Carl vowed to kill their seven-year-old son, Tommy, rather than be separated from the boy. It's no idle threat, either--as Bonnie assures Megan: "He's tried before."
And when Tommy's school unwittingly allows him to leave with his father, Carl gets his chance to try again. Now, with the town all but shut down for the holiday, Megan races against time--and terror--to keep Carl's Christmas Eve jaunt from turning into a slay ride.
Baker & Taylor Attorney Megan McGee confronts an unexpectedly dangerous holiday when she takes on the case of Bonnie Thomas, whose estranged husband, Carl, a former cop with a violent temper and a drinking problem, threatens to kill their young son, Tommy, rather than give him up
Baker & Taylor Lawyer Megan McGee's plans for a quiet Christmas are shattered when a battered wife arrives on her doorstep seeking protection from her violent ex-cop husband, and Megan is quickly engaged in a race against time to save the woman's son from her husband. Reprint.