Alibi by Teri Woods
I received this from Miriam Parker at Hachette Books.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date: August 6, 2009
From the book cover:
Two men think they've found the perfect opportunity--a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia's biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller's men catches them as they break into the stash house. Temperatures flare as the men capture Shuller's worker, Poncho, and force him to show them the goods. What they didn't expect was for Poncho's partner to be armed and very dangerous. An altercation breaks out and when the smoke clears, Nard, Poncho's accomplice, is the only one left standing. Thinking quickly, Nard cleans shop and makes his escape, but not before being spotted by a few neighbors. Not wanting to kill anyone else, he makes a mad dash for the streets but wonders if the witnesses will give up his identity. What he needs now is a plausible alibi. If he doesn't come up with one fast, it could mean life in prison, or death on the streets.About the Author: Teri Woods is a native of Philadelphia. She was a legal secretary/paralegal for eight years ina Philadelphia law firm. Teri lives in new Jersey with her two children. She is hard at work on her next novel.
Daisy Fothergill needs money--fast. Life as a stripper and barmaid isn't paying the bills, so when her boyfriend offers her cash to provide an alibi for his friend, Daisy is more than happy to oblige. Once Daisy realizes she's aiding and abetting a cold-blooded killer--and that the FBI is on to her--she decides to bolt...from both Nard and the government agents. But someone is watching Daisy, and her time is about to run out.
This will be my first book by Ms. Woods and I am looking forward to reading it.