Clean Break: A Kate Brannigan Mystery by V.L. McDremid
2003 (1995), Paperback
Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves have the audacity to steal a Monet from a stately home where shed arranged the security. She’s even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organised crime. And as if that isn’t enough, a routine industrial sabotage case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the northwest, giving Kate more problems than she can deal with. Cleaning up the mess in Clean Break forces Kate to confront harsh truths in her own life as she battles with a testing array of villains in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.