The Burn Patient: A Vega and Middleton Novel (Paperback)
Lucy thought she'd seen her uncle's murderer die in Guerrero. He was incinerated in a Jeep explosion while trying to put a bullet through her head. She didn't know officials had never found the body.
Now, Gary Mercer, Hollywood bad boy, drug czar and psychopathic murderer, is back from the dead with a new face, literally. This time his perverted sights are set on Bea's beautiful, na ve teenage daughter, Alyssa. Trafficking her into the porn industry would be the perfect instrument of revenge against Bea and Lucy, whom he blames for his horrific condition.
As Mercer continues to recover from traumatic burn injuries, with the help a stunning sociopathic transvestite with a penchant for sewing roadkill, he must also fight to claim undisputed leadership of the black tar heroin cartel which has been badly shaken by the death of its long-time jefe, General Luis Alvarez.
As Bea's daughter sneaks off to audition for the music video that will result in her ruin, Mercer's henchmen start a brush fire on Lucy's Malibu ranch. She and Bea struggle to save Alyssa, the ranch, and end Mercer's reign of terror before it's too late.