Paul Mancari is going to kill his ex-wife.

He’s a Mafia hitman, and he got the contract because his ex had been dating the mob boss and couldn’t keep her mouth shut.

Paul’s a stone-cold killer, but there’s just one problem—his feelings for his ex haven’t died.

Under pressure from the mob boss and struggling against his own conscience, Paul scrambles to find a way out of killing her.

But all he finds is if she isn’t dead in twenty-four hours, the next hit will be him.

Denny O’Callaghan is afraid to open his eyes.

He’d been out drinking last night with the guys, and his head throbs, his arms hurt, and he can’t remember what he’s done.

He opens his eyes. Blood. On his sheets. His pillowcase.

Then he gets a call: his ex-wife was murdered last night.

He  desperately tries to piece together what happened. But he can’t explain  how he got the scratches on his arms, the police want to know about the  domestic violence report his ex filed against him, and his buddies say he was raging against her last night before he stormed off on his own.

Right about the time she was murdered.

Seventeen-year-old Annie Rebarchek is thrilled when industrialist  Houston Monroe hires her to look after his baby for the summer. But something’s not right. Monroe’s baby is weak and cries constantly. When Annie confronts Monroe about it, he goes into a rage and tells her to mind her own business.  She tells her father but he thinks she’s exaggerating. Annie knows  something is suspicious, but what? The next day she discovers something  that makes her skin crawl. She nabs the baby and flees.

Now she’s on the run. Her only hope is exposing Monroe’s deadly evil before it’s too late—for her and the baby.

What can a mother do when she has  no money

and a dangerously sick kid?

She can make a mistake?

In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady 

Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the

diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a

mobster's locker. Turns out the watch is a fake,

but the mobster isn't—and he's on to her.