Purple cloth over violet boards, gold lettering, 339 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. A bright, attractive copy.
"After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle PD, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washinton State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly called, the S*** squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
"An eyewitness to a fifty-year-old murder has just come forward, and Beau has been handpicked to lead the investigation. While undergoing hypnotherapy, a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of a cold-blooded killing she witnessed when she was five years old. Though fear has kept these memories repressed for half a century, they've now risen to the surface to cast a harsh light on a deadly plot that spans two generations. And Beau's caught in the glare, facing a ruthless band of coconspirators willing to go to any lengths to keep their secrets hidden.
"But there's more shaking up Beau's world. His former partner, Ron Peters - caught in a bitter child-custody battle - becomes the prime suspect in his ex-wife's vicious murder. A surrogate parent to Ron's three children, Beau must watch helplessly as his friend spirals through an emotional free fall, his life and family torn to pieces. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall