Lori Duffy Foster
A Lisa Jamison Mystery, Book #2
A near-corpse hiding in her back seat, whispering of a teen missing for seven years.
The near corpse of a stranger had no idea where he’d been, how long he’d been there or who had kept him captive. But one thing intrigued journalist Lisa Jamison even more than his story: recent memories of a woman named Chandra Bower.
Seven years had passed since Chandra disappeared from Seneca Springs without a trace. Police investigators still compared DNA records whenever an unidentified body appeared, hoping to at least bring her family closure. Lisa still chased down leads from desperate family and friends, being careful to hide her investigations from an editor who thought she’d become obsessed with a woman who was clearly dead.
But this man had just seen her, sewing designer clothes in a dark, filthy basement with about twenty other men and women under horrifically inhumane conditions. And the sweatshop workers all had one thing in common: All were people of color.
A split-second decision to help the man takes Lisa on a race against time. His captors want him back, there is evidence someone on the police force might be involved and the man knows that if he were recaptured, they would torture him until he revealed the names of the two people who helped him escape: Lisa Jamison and Chandra Bower.
Lisa promised her teenage daughter she would stay away from the dangerous stories ever since her job had nearly gotten them both killed two years before. But she no longer has a choice. She must keep the stranger hidden while she gathers enough evidence to turn the case over to city police or the FBI. At least three lives—her own, the stranger’s and Chandra’s—depend on it.
“A dark, gripping plot and a daring main character you can’t help but fall in love with. It’s my first Lisa Jamison mystery but it won’t be my last!” – Steve Hamilton, Edgar-Winning Author of The Lock Artist and the Alex McKnight series
“Kindhearted, tenacious, and fearless newspaper reporter Lisa Jamison wants answers no matter the cost. Lori Duffy Foster’s Never Broken is a compelling mystery that explores the resiliency of the human spirit. A page-turner with a protagonist we can all root for.” – Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Byron Mysteries
A split-second decision to protect him
A sweatshop owner who will kill to get him back.