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A Soul Defiled
by Billy Ray Chitwood

Bailey Crane Mystery Book 5

"A Soul Defiled - A Bailey Crane Mystery" is Book 5 in the 'Bailey Crane Mystery Series.' Each of the Bailey Crane books can be read independently of the other. Each succeeding book shows the natural progression of the central character (aging, loves, experiences).

Bailey's intent is fun and sun on the beautiful Sea of Cortez, but an old friend's request for help changes his immediate plans: the Homeowners Association at the lovely Mar y Sol resort is experiencing some financial problems and its treasurer has just been murdered. His friend's request for assistance leads to some very scary moments for our southern sleuth. Kidnapped twice, battered, bruised, Bailey finds it all in this caper --- murder, money laundering scams, and betrayal. There is a man of intrigue that brings another dimension to the story, and the climatic ending to the tale is riveting, bringing with it an emotional catharsis for our hero. Bailey goes through the mazes, eventually finds his bad guys but he is left with the knowledge that friendship can be fragile and tentative.
 

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