Private investigators Claire Caswell and Gaston “Guy” Lombard receive an invitation from longtime friends to visit their lodge in Bigfork, Montana, a respite far away from the frenzied pace of Miami Beach. Guy has not been himself since they returned from a case taking them to the Greek island of Crete, and Claire believes the trip will do them good. But shortly after the two arrive, a cold-blooded murder—a crime bearing similarities to a recent rash of burglaries plaguing a well-to-do enclave in the neighboring community of Whitefish—pulls them into an ominous plot and they are called upon by the local sheriff to help solve the crime.
A myriad of suspicious characters immediately surfaces in the whirlwind investigation, and the investigators are faced with the horrific reality that their adored friends might top the list. With an ensemble of unforgettable characters and thrilling plot twists, Sapphire Trails is a masterfully woven tale of conspiracy and suspense that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
About the Author
A veteran, senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and a retired Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), international award-winning mystery author Marilyn Jax lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean, and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana.
What's Being Said
“In Sapphire Trails, the electricity is high, the energy potent, and the plot charged with excitement, suspense, and intrigue! Once again, author Marilyn Jax creatively and meticulously weaves two plot lines with so many twists, turns, and surprises, it leaves the reader glued to the page from start to finish. Marilyn Jax keeps penning these five-star novels.”
—Fran Lewis, author, New York reviewer, educator
“Marilyn Jax artfully combines her expertise as a fraud and enforcement investigator with her gifted writing style in this tense, suspense-driven murder mystery. The array of multifaceted characters and the fast-moving, complex plot twists make Sapphire Trails an exciting read that will keep you on the edge until the end.”
—Jim Proebstle, award-winning author of Fatal Incident and In the Absence of Honor
“Unlike many mysteries on the market, Jax has written one whose correct solution is difficult to guess before the case is actually solved. It isn’t until the final pages that the solution becomes clear, providing exactly the kind of entertainment expected of a good mystery.”
—US Review of Books