An apparent accidental death turns out to be only the first
of many murders.
Ben Kendall was a troubled man. Coming back from Vietnam
with PTSD and scars that no one else could see, he hid away from the world,
filling his house with an ever-increasing amount of stuff, until finally the
piles collapsed and he was found dead, crushed beneath his own belongings. But
what on first glance looks to be the tragic accidental death of a hoarder may
be something much more—and much deadlier. Ben’s cousin, medical examiner
Beverly Hillstrom, unsettled by the circumstances of his death, alerts Joe
Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team.
Ben, it seems, brought back something from Vietnam other
than just personal demons—he also brought back combat photos and negatives that
someone else desperately wants to keep from the public eye. When Beverly’s
daughter Rachel made her cousin Ben—and his photos—the subject of her college
art project, some of those photos appeared on the walls of a local art gallery.
This resulted in the appearance of a two-man hit squad, searching for some
other missing negatives.
With Joe Gunther and his squad trailing behind the grisly research
results of the hit team and the deadly killers closing in on Rachel, Gunther
has little time to find and protect Rachel before she ends up in the same
grisly state as her cousin.
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“Joe Gunther and company return in full force in this absorbing sequel to
Three Can Keep a Secret. For longtime fans of the series, it is
compelling to see these characters’ personalities and life situations
change as they age. New readers, however, will still enjoy this book
immensely. There’s plenty of mystery and suspense to satisfy fans of
police procedurals, detective fiction, and solid mystery writing.”