The son of New Jersey’s governor is murdered in front of his children on Christmas Day. Ryan and Mueller are named the lead investigators of this brutal crime. It should be their dream assignment, but it soon turns into their nightmare.
Even though the governor has pledged his support, a baffling, hidden conspiracy obstructs their investigation at every stage. The detectives’ commander pushes them into a direction that seems wrong. Leaks to the media are sabotaging their case. And the murderer is now targeting the governor himself.
When they pursue their investigation to the dark side of New York’s after-hours clubs, Ryan has a sensual encounter that reveals to him his own dark side. A web of intrigue entangles the detectives at every turn, until a seemingly unrelated case produces a startling clue. The clue lays bare the destructive secret surrounding the murder and imperils the very lives of the detectives.
Five story lines converge in the thrilling climax of this twisted story of power, sex, and murder.
P. K. Abbot writes character-rich thrillers. His Jersey Murder Series are exciting crime novels with very twisty endings.
Before writing full time, he had a fascinating occupation. For twenty-five years he worked as a professional buyer in two different industries. In his career, he met hundreds of remarkable people and traveled to Europe and throughout the United States.
On February 21, 2011, he experienced a life-changing event. On that day he went into V-fib — ventricular fibrillation. He would have died that afternoon, but his implanted defibrillator discharged seven times within two minutes that day. After the fourth intensive shock to his heart, he questioned if he would have the stamina to survive the ordeal, but survive he did. He spent the next thirteen days in cardiac intensive care in the hospital and the following four months in recovery at home.
After that experience, he decided to devote himself to writing, and he has been writing full time ever since.
He grew up around Trenton, New Jersey and attended high school and college in Philadelphia, where he studied writing, languages, and history. He also served for six years as a military policeman in the United States Army National Guard.
Today he is the proud father of two talented young women, and he lives in a small town in southern New Jersey with his wife and dozens of imaginary characters.
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