A brilliant new psychological serial killer thriller featuring homicide detective Carson Ryder, hero of the bestselling `The Hundredth Man' and `Her Last Scream.'
Blood was everywhere, like the interior had been hosed down with an artery ...
The gore-sodden horror that greets homicide detective Carson Ryder on a late-night call out is enough to make him want to quit the case. Too late.
Now he and his partner Harry are up to their necks in a Southern swamp of the bizarre and disturbing. An investigation full of twists and strange clues looks like it's leading to the city's least likely suspects - a powerful family whose philanthropy has made them famous. But behind their money and smiles is a dynasty divided by hate.
Their strange and horrific past is about to engulf everyone around them in a storm of violence and depravity. And Ryder's right in the middle of it ...
Jack Kerley worked in advertising and teaching before becoming a full-time novelist. He lives in Newport, Kentucky, but also spends a good deal of time in Southern Alabama, the setting for the Carson Ryder books. He is married with two children.