Duncan Scott, a successful financial advisor, becomes a prime suspect when his business partner, Jake Collins, is murdered.
Jake’s life passions had been women and gambling. When Jake’s debt rocketed to half a million dollars, the casino boss, Danny Brewster, applied a blowtorch to get his money back.
Investigators, Tony Vascelli and Mark Newman, swap sleep for heavy-duty coffee, while they sift through the evidence trail; a blood speared jacket, matching Jake’s DNA, and a threatening letter sent to him a few days before his death.
Vascelli and Newman get a lucky break when one of Brewster’s prostitutes takes a savage beating and her loyalty to the casino boss turns toxic.
Shark Bait demonstrates that the past is never erased. Events lurking beneath murky waters, float to the surface; confronting the people who think they have wiped their memory slate clean.