Steele Resolve – The Jasmine Steele Mystery Series Book 1
"Don't think you're untouchable…you or your son." Then a dial tone.. Shrewd, hardened New York homicide detective Jasmine (“Jazz") Steele’s just come back from a grisly crime scene involving the body of a brutally-beaten young girl, the second she's investigated this week. That was horrendous, but with these eight words, ending ominously in “your son,” Jazz’s immediate fear is for her vulnerable nephew, Chase, who’s already been through hell in his seven short years. In Kimberly Amato’s hard-boiled yet deeply emotional police procedural, no one is spared tough breaks and turbulent anguish. A lesser cop than Jazz would barely be able to cope.
A year ago, a gruesome car accident claimed the lives of her only brother and his wife, making her the de facto mother of 7-year-old Chase. The sudden household change ended in the loss of her life partner and still best friend, chic police psychologist Frankie, not to mention the dashing of Jazz's lifelong dreams of becoming a successful mystery novelist. Now every day is a battle against Chase’s demons—and her own.
Quick reconnaissance reveals the call wasn't a clever joke courtesy of Hadley, Frankie's droll actress roommate, nor was it Victor, the wry police department coroner who happens to be Jazz's confidante. Further detective work shows the caller wanted Jazz to find him—along with the fresh dead body he left for her in a Harlem warehouse.
With a shadow on Chase and the aid of Frankie's grace-under-fire, not to mention Victor's brandy-fueled heart-to-hearts, Jazz--who has more 'tude than even the toughest investigator, male or female--navigates the cruel streets of New York City while struggling to keep custody of the only family she has left, doggedly in search of the elusive, psychopathic murderer who seems to be summarily killing off women who look suspiciously like someone close to Jazz... and she's not willing to lose yet another person she loves.
About Kimberly Amato (Long Island, New York Author)
Kimberly Amato is the author of the best-selling Jasmine Steele Mystery series, Steele Resolve, Melting Steele and Breaking Steele. Amato is also a freelance writer, actress and filmmaker to her credit. Among her several film projects, the teleplay Party Girl, which she co-wrote and starred in, has accorded her the most honors, including The Golden Ace Award and the Aloha Accolade for Excellence in Filmmaking from the Honolulu Film Awards.
Kimberly is director of marketing and development for Stiegelbauer Associates. She is currently collaborating on the upcoming documentary film, Rise Of The Millennial, with actress/filmmaker Michelle Tomlinson.
Amato holds a BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and an MA in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently working on several more books, including one titled Enemy, to be published later within the year.
Kimberly hails from the great state of New York, where she currently lives with her wife.