Betrayers by Bill Pronzini
(Forge Books, 2010, 272 pages)
Tamara is a detective who works along with Nameless (also known as Bill) at the detective agency. Tamara pursues a personal case as she uncovers the swindler scheme that Lucas Zeller is involved in. Lucas is a former lover who Tamara is curious about. In the meantime, Nameless pursues two separate cases, one involving the owner of a mysterious vial of cocaine that his stepdaughter brought home and the other surrounds a ghost that continues to haunt an elderly woman. In the end, the reader finds that all the cases revolve around betrayal.