Hooker Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Being a Good Samaritan is hazardous.

Amid a violent Hudson Valley thunderstorm, single mom attorney Jessie Martin discovers a woman lying unconscious in a roadside ditch. The badly beaten victim, Lissie Sexton, a local prostitute, claims she’s escaped the attack of a killer.

Jessie’s more than a casual driver who passes by; she’s a criminal-defense attorney. And Lissie is more than an ordinary hooker. She’s the key witness in a cold case under investigation by Jessie’s estranged longtime friend, Detective Ebony Jones.

Ebony has uncovered a string of missing women who fit Lissie’s description and lifestyle, and who have vanished over the past two years. While solving a major case might lead to a promotion, Ebony seeks to give these victims the attention they deserve. And to right the inequality practiced by a criminal justice system that’s turned a blind eye to missing sex workers. Now she’s desperate to find her witness, even an unreliable one like Lissie.

Jessie’s new boss has sent Lissie into hiding to protect her from her attacker, her drug dealing boyfriend and the cops. But now Jessie’s under pressure from Ebony. She must give up Lissie, otherwise she’ll be responsible for any future disappearances. If Jessie reveals Lissie’s location she compromises her client, her firm and her professional ethics. If she doesn’t, she risks alienating not just Ebony but the entire police department backing her.

A simple act of compassion forces Jessie to choose between her duty and her friend. Can Jessie and Ebony resolve their conflicting positions to catch the killer before he strikes again on Hooker Avenue?