A Matter of Blood

By Jeannine Van Eperen

When Lydia Murley can't sleep and leaves her Chicago hotel room in search of an aspirin, she finds instead a young man bleeding to death in an elevator. Due to her quick thinking, the lad survives, but upon waking from a coma he has no idea who he might be. Detectives Eugene Harlow and Jake Martini, check leads and the youth is identified as Dominick Portelli, but the day they believe part of their job is over, fate hands them a surprise. Also surprising, Detective Harlow finds that as well as thinking of his job and the victim, his mind is filled with thoughts of good Samaritan, Lydia Murley.