One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found.
One month ago, his mother saw him on the street.
One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him.
Now he wishes he hadn't.
It starts out as a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity. A year after the death of her son Alex, Mary Towne is convinced she's seen him alive – and she wants missing persons investigator David Raker to find him. Reluctant at first, but haunted by a loss of his own, Raker eventually agrees.
For as Alex's life begins to unravel in front of him, Raker discovers it wasn't the innocent one his mother believed. Buried in his past are dark, dangerous secrets that were never meant to be found - and a sinister group of killers willing to protect them, whatever the cost.
Soon Raker will discover there are things far worse than death . . .