Edward Inman owns the best home security business in Stoneleigh. When he receives a late-night call-out to the home of one of his wealthiest customers, Doyle Cutler, Edward thinks it's just another over-anxious client - until a college student, Mary Steckl, claims she was sexually assaulted at Cutler's house. Though the rest of the town - including his wife - doubts her story, Edward suspects otherwise. When his professional investigations eventually lead him to an old girlfriend, whose teenage son may hold the key to the truth about what happened, his personal security is thrown into jeopardy .
Security is a brilliantly observed and gripping story of adults and children, secret lives and civic culture, suspicion and sexual hysteria.
Stephen Amidon's previous books include Human Capital, The New City and Subdivision. He lives in Massachussetts.