Coming from an all-Deaf family, Dana Demeter assumed a position of authority at a young age: interpreting for her parents, alerting to sounds that meant trouble, and absorbing slights aimed at her Deaf twin brother.
Now as a Chicago homicide cop, matters beyond Dana’s control begin to pile up: her father’s Deaf friend is murdered and the lead investigator rejects her help, bungling the case; Dana’s husband refuses to return home until she deals with her grief over a miscarriage; and her Lieutenant suspends her citing a claim she was drinking on the job.
A bogus claim.
Can Dana bypass the lead detective and solve the murder on her own? Will she face her personal loss and save her marriage? Does she agree to alcoholism counseling to keep the job she loves?
Dana struggles to conquer these challenges, unsure until the end whether to embrace defiance or submit to the status quo.
© 2021 by A. F. Whitehouse