|"FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences" is not just a murder mystery waiting to be solved, but an emotional journey into the lives of all concerned.|
26-year old Pepper Bibeau is an insurance investigator for a company in Wisconsin. She experiences flashbacks after a 12-month deployment in Vietnam with the Army Nurse Corps, and she is beginning to question her decision to have her son raised by relatives in Hawaii.
Pepper is in Chicago investigating an unusual medical claim and running a background check on a life insurance beneficiary who admits to stabbing his wife. These two cases collide when murder, suicide, and a child's drug overdose all aim Pepper in one direction. But the people who should be helping her may be indirectly involved and the more she learns, the more difficult it becomes for her to sort out who's hiding what. After someone slams her head against a brick wall, sending her to the hospital, a homicide detective suggests she drop the insurance investigation and leave town. But her friend is dead and a child remains in a coma. Until Pepper exposes those responsible, she is staying.