Lucas Davenport finds some changes - and some nasty surprises - in store, in the chilling new novel by the number one bestselling author.
His old boss, Rose Marie Roux has moved up to the state level and taken Lucas with her, creating a special trouble-shooter job for him for the cases that are too complicated or politically touchy for others to handle. Of course, Lucas is married now, and a new father, all of which is fine with him: he doesn't mind being a family man. But he is a little worried. If there's one thing Lucas Davenport knows, it's that for every bit of peace you get, you have to pay - and he's waiting for the bill.
It comes in the form of two people found hanging from a tree, in the woods of northern Minnesota. What makes it particularly sensitive is that the bodies are those of a black man and a white woman, and they're naked. "Lynching" is the word that everybody's not trying to say - but, as Lucas begins to discover, the murders are not, in fact, what they appear to be. Neither are they the end of it. There is much worse to come - much, much worse . . .
Filled with the rich characterisation and exceptional drama that are his hallmarks, this is Sandford's most suspenseful novel yet.