Author(s): Craig Smith
A dark and terrifying crime becomes the unlikely catalyst for one man's redemption and another's ruin in another stylish noir thriller from the author of Cold Rain
Ten years ago, sleepy Shiloh Springs was shaken as five teenagers were clubbed and shot to death and a sixth left for dead. Now the conviction of Booker, the killer, has been overturned after allegations that his rights were violated on his arrest. Rick Trueblood is a careworn private investigator working for the Shiloh County prosecutor's office and still grieving for a daughter murdered eight years ago a crime he has never been able to solve. The judge has allowed 60 days for the prosecutor's office to find enough evidence to retry the case, but as Rick struggles to reinvestigate a trail long gone cold he uncovers a rat's nest of intrigue and duplicity with ramifications that lead closer to home than he could have possibly imagined. In the meantime, Booker is out on bail, intending to kidnap and murder the two adolescent daughters of the minister who brought him to faith. In the desperate hours that follow him snatching the girls, Rick recovers his instinct for the hunt, and with it, quite unexpectedly, a renewed passion for life."