An invitation to play in a charity golf tournament brings Jim Sessions and the gang to Palm Springs, CA. Looking forward to some serious shopping and a little fun in the sun, their holiday getaway turns deadly when Ella Russell, Jim's fiancee, hears what she thinks is a gunshot. She dismisses it as a car backfiring until later, while enjoying dinner on the patio, the black velvet night erupts in violence and a woman's screams fill the air. Upon returning from a trip to L.A., Joan Chandler finds her husband, Joe, dead in a pool of blood and millions of dollars of fine art stolen from her home. When the police investigation turns up zero, the grieving widow hires Sessions & Browning to find his killer. After Joan and her son, Devon, are kidnapped in an attempt to recover Joe's files, Jim and Lenny are convinced the answer lies in his computer. They decipher his code and through a series of lucky breaks find the key that leads them to the Santa Monica airport, a terrorist plot to kill millions and a little red plane named Valkyrie. Lethal Intent builds to a nail-biting climax that holds the reader enthralled to the last word.