In John Verdon’s most sensationally
twisty novel yet, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney brings his analytical
brilliance to a shocking murder that couldn’t have been committed the way the
police say it was.
The daunting task that
confronts Gurney, once the NYPD’s top homicide cop: determining the guilt or
innocence of a woman already convicted of shooting her charismatic politician
husband—who was felled by a rifle bullet to the brain while delivering the eulogy
at his own mother’s funeral.
Peeling back the layers,
Gurney quickly finds himself waging a dangerous battle of wits with a
thoroughly corrupt investigator, a disturbingly cordial mob boss, a gorgeous
young temptress, and a bizarre assassin whose child-like appearance has earned
him the nickname Peter Pan.
Startling twists and turns
occur in rapid-fire sequence, and soon Gurney is locked inside one of the
darkest cases of his career—one in which multiple murders are merely the
deceptive surface under which rests a scaffolding of pure evil. Beneath the
tangle of poisonous lies, Gurney discovers that the truth is more shocking than
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