Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When Cherie Sykes' sister Connie tries to take Cherie's daughter Rambla away Alex gets called in to prove Cherie is fit to raise Rambla. Connie blames Alex when the court case goes against her and tries to hire a hitman to kill him. Fortunately for Alex the hitman has ties to a former patient of Alex's who is grateful and reports Connie's attempt to hire the hitman. Shortly after Connie winds up dead and Cherie and Rambla are missing. Milo is convinced that Cherie is the killer especially when one of Cherie's bandmates winds up dead and another is shot at, but Alex is convinced he couldn't be so wrong about Cherie.
Soon Alex uncovers a plot by two bailiffs who are married to each other and their niece to kidnap Cherie and Rambla, he just has to convince Milo he is right.
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