Description of the book from Amazon:
Toni Teitelbaum is a former US Marine MP, a curvy six-footer with a fondness for designer clothing and handguns. She is also a high school history teacher, supervising a class visit to Washington. When a student bolts off the path near the Lincoln Memorial, Toni chases him into the foliage, where she finds more than her wayward student. A man has been shot, left for dead in the bushes. He appears homeless and drunk, jabbers craziness and dies in her arms. The police say it is typical street violence. Toni knows better.
Crime scene details don’t add up and when she begins receiving threats, Toni knows someone wants her to shut up. The teacher she has become wants to skedaddle back to the safety of her Marin classroom. The cop she used to be won’t let her. Before he died, the man in her arms hid a 4 gig flash drive in her jacket. Once Toni discovers what’s on it, there’s no turning back.
Toni Teitelbaum’s got 4 gigs of explosive truth in her Anne Klein jacket. And though it’s been said that the truth will make you free, in Toni’s case, it just may make her dead.
This was a really outstanding, couldn’t put down read. Toni is an appealing character and she has a fantastic uncle/sidekick helping her discover the killer of a seemingly homeless man one of her students discovered in the bushes, dying while on a field trip. He utters his last words to Toni (which were misunderstood) and gives her a thumb drive. The books starts fast and the action never stops. If you are familiar with the DC area, you will recognize every place, not just the landmarks. The dead man is really a journalist and once Toni knows what he knew, her life is in danger and her parents are threatened. If you are a fan of Sara Paretsky’s V I Warshawski or Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, you will love Stella Baker’s Toni Teitelbaum. I got this book free on Kindle and I’m glad I finally got around to it. (I have enough books on Kindle to keep me reading for four years – even at a book a day.) Stella Baker is an author I will always make a point to read from now on. I wrote to her and asked her to please make this a series!