A new beginning emerges from chaotic destruction.

Witnessing a murder at the carnival he works for was a painful reminder of Zane Clearwater’s dark past. He had hoped that was all behind him but one look at the fear on his sister Lettie’s face and he’s right back in the thick of it. Even if it means jeopardizing his dream of becoming a police officer, he’s desperate to protect her at all cost.

Unfortunately, that may be harder than anticipated. Zane knew Lettie was a whiz with a computer,  yet he had no idea she was putting some of those skills to work on the dark web in questionable schemes that have landed her in serious trouble.

Zane has a slew of questions.

As do the police…and the FBI.

When Lettie takes off for California, Zane embarks on a journey of discovery that will test the limits of their unbreakable bond. Can he keep the promise he made to himself and protect Lettie? Or is this one mess she will have to face on her own?

“Five stars. An intricately woven crime drama thriller with a lot of heart.”

—Readers’ Favorite

“Serpent Loop is first-rate fiction featuring crisp writing, depth of characterization, authentic dialogue and vivid settings that entertain, along with well-researched insights into credit card fraud.

—IndieReader (IR Approved)

“Lipinski, who wrote Bloodlines  (2015) returns with a gripping and well-paced follow-up.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Rising mystery author Lynn Lipinski keeps it real in the second book of her Zane Clearwater Mystery series.”

—Pacific Book Review