When a dead body is discovered lying barefoot in a restaurant parking lot, detectives Angela White and Paul Conley are called in to investigate the strange and disturbing crime. The victim turns out to be Jay Sharma, the hotshot CEO of a famed AI company and tech powerhouse. Jay's distraught wife can't imagine who could want to kill him. But the deeper White and Conley wade into the evidence, the longer the suspect list grows.
The detectives soon come face-to-face with the dark and sordid world that lies just under Silicon Valley's polished and pristine exterior. From jealous ex-lovers to rival tech giants, Jay has created powerful enemies, all of whom would be happy to see him dead--and all of whom have solid alibis.
White and Conley hit dead end after dead end. And when blackmail schemes and copycat murders come into play, finding Jay's killer becomes increasingly more urgent. Can they catch a break, or will a murderer go free in Silicon Valley?
"Barefoot in the Parking Lot is a suspenseful mystery with a cast of characters readers will love to hate. It’s well-paced, emotive, and at times even funny. The sharp dialogue and short chapters make this book as easy-to-read as it is enthralling." - Robyn-Lee Samuels, Independent Book Review
"Verma uses the cast of characters wisely to discuss the depravity and darkness that exists within us all. He develops characters’ motivations, histories, and deepest desires while maintaining flow and tension – and trust me, there’s plenty of tension." - Robyn-Lee Samuels, Independent Book Review