Bicycling journalist Miller is exiled from his big-city paper to small-town Crossmaheart. There, he is to replace another reporter, Jamie Milburn, who has disappeared - to no one's great surprise, since Crossmaheart is a notoriously fatal place in which to ask questions.
Miller aims to keep his head down, but as soon as he gets involved with Jamie's girlfriend Marie, that plan, and much else besides, begins to fall apart.
All is not as it seems in Crossmaheart.
Originally published as Cycle Of Violence