Detective Merci Rayborn is back! From the bestselling, Edgar-nominated author comes a new novel crackling with murder, love, betrayal and marking the highly anticipated return of detective Merci Rayborn. Welcome to a cat and mouse game that only bestselling novelist T.
Jefferson Parker could script. A beautiful young woman is dead in the bathroom of her home. Her husband a promising young cop named Archie Wildcraft is shot in the head but still alive.
It looks like an attempted murdersuicide, but something tells Detective Merci Rayborn that theres more to the story. When the suspect vanishes from his hospital bed, he draws Merci into a manhunt that leaves the entire department questioning her abilities and her judgment. Is Archies flight the act of a ruined mind, or a faithful heart?
Is his account of the night his wife was murdered half-formed memory, or careful manipulation? Merci and Wildcraft head for a collision in a dizzying succession of cryptic clues, terrifying secrets, and painful truths. This sharp new thriller will satisfy Parker fans across the country and leave first-time readers clamoring for more.
T. Jefferson Parker is an award-winning journalist and the author of nine previous novels, including the bestsellers Silent Joe, The Blue Hour, and Red Light, which was nominated for an Edgar award for best novel. He lives in Fallbrook, California.