By Victor Methos


Retired detective Jon Stanton is having fun with his new existence while a unmarried name shatters his peace: one in all his oldest neighbors, a unique agent with the Federal Bureau of research, has been murdered in a small city in Utah. Investigating a double murder, Stanton believes he had gotten too as regards to the killer and paid the last word price.


Stanton believes the main to discovering the killer is within the preliminary double murder. a feminine sufferer tied to a tree and ravaged holds the solutions Stanton is seeking. He flies to Utah, leaving his new fiancé, to stroll into the darkness another time.

But the killer has plans of his own...

A brief novel.


Victor Methos is a former prosecutor focusing on violent crime and is at the moment a felony safeguard legal professional within the usa. he's the writer of 40 bestselling books together with THE WHITE ANGEL homicide and SUPERHERO, either Kindle best a hundred spoil hits.

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