Verdon’s most sensationally twisty novel yet, ingenious puzzle solver
Dave Gurney brings his analytical brilliance to a shocking murder that
couldn’t have been committed the way the police say it was.
The daunting task that confronts
Gurney, once the NYPD’s top homicide cop: determining the guilt or
innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic
politician husband — who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while
delivering the eulogy at his own mother’s funeral.
Peeling back the layers, Gurney
quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a
thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a
gorgeous young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like
appearance has earned him the nickname Peter Pan.
Startling twists and turns occur
in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the
darkest cases of his career – one in which multiple murders are merely
the deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil.
Beneath the tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is
more shocking than anyone had imagined.
And the identity of the villain at the mystery’s center turns out to be the biggest shock of all.