Marfa Shadows: A Chef Brett Mystery
by John DeMers
"Brett Baldwin is a Texas chef who keeps his life, his emotions, and especially his restaurant--a hip, cutting edge destination called Mesquite in ... Show synopsis "Brett Baldwin is a Texas chef who keeps his life, his emotions, and especially his restaurant--a hip, cutting edge destination called Mesquite in the timy town of Marfa--under careful control. He arranges most of the things that matter to him in color-coded folders in his office. That control lasts only as long as it takes Meridyth Morgan--Marfa girl, high school love interest and now Hollywood star--to walk into his dining room and beg him to help locate her missing brother. Almost as soon as Brett reluctantly agrees to ask around, Meridyth finds herself kidnapped. And Brett finds himself drawn into a violent world he's always taken pains to avoid: the nearby Tex-Mex frontier of drug smuggling, human trafficking, corruption, extortion and murder. Nothing in Brett's personality, nothing in his marriage and divorce, and absolutely nothing in his recipe books help him deal with this" --Cover, p. 2.