A troubling high-profile case leads Atlanta homicide chief of detectives Jed Bradley into a forced retirement, prompting his return to his childhood home amid the moss-draped live oaks and tidewater canals of South Carolina's pristine lowcountry, in this tightly crafted, suspenseful mystery. Soon Bradley is reluctantly lured into investigating local murders involving hoodoo ritualism, similarities to his brother's murder thirty years ago, and a possible connection with a childhood sweetheart. The hot swampy lowcountry provides a diverse, unique setting for a story contrasting violence with humor and taut with complex, realistic racial tension between characters who have known one another and worked together for years.
- 6 x 9 Trade Paper 208pp.
- Subject: Silver Dagger Mysteries