A Cold Piece of Work, by Curtis Bunn Solomon Singletary had no interest in establishing substantive relationships with women and even prided himself on his ability to remain distant while getting what he wanted. That disposition is rocked when a chance encounter with one of his "victims" and her young son sparks something in him he never anticipated: to seek forgiveness, from her and himself. That quest opens up his mind and heart in ways no one expected, especially him. He accomplishes something significant: he admits he was wrong. Even more difficult is winning back Michele Williams, who still has feelings for Solomon but is reluctant to restart their romance. Amid the drama that envelopes Solomon's quest comes another challenge: He discovers disheartening information about his friend, Ray, and is once again forced to confront raw nerves and emotions.