In 1967, a brutal murder in the midst of an anti–Vietnam War group
sparks an investigation by Sam McCain, in Ed Gorman’s most politically charged
When we last saw Sam McCain he had been drafted to fight the
war in Vietnam. But Sam’s military career ended in boot camp when he was
accidentally shot in the head and forced to spend three months in a military
hospital to recover.
Sam has now returned to his hometown of Black River Falls, where he
works as a lawyer and part-time investigator for the court of the snobbish
but amusing Judge Esme Whitney.
Two of Sam’s oldest friends are caught up in the same battle. Veteran Steve Donovan brutally belittles and finally savagely beats his
old friend, veteran Will Cullen, when Cullen announces he‘s joined the antiwar
When Cullen is found murdered, the obvious suspect is Steve
Donovan, but Sam has serious doubts about the man’s guilt. At least three
people had reasons to murder Cullen, and Sam begins to suspect he’ll discover
even more as his investigation heats up, in this dynamic new politically
charged mystery novel by a veteran of the form. Download and start listening now!