The investigation of LaShawn Tompkins's murder seems straightforward enough. Upon his release
from death row, the ex-drug dealer returned to his old neighborhood, where he was gunned down on
his mother's doorstep. Just another case of turf warfare.
At least that's what it looks like on the surface to Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont, who's been
handed the assignment under the strictest confidence. But as Beau starts digging, the situation
becomes more complicated than he'd thought. It appears that LaShawn really had turned over a new
leaf at the King Street Mission and his murder was premeditated. Someone had targeted the man for
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