Middleborough Homicide Detective Jake Waterfield is questioning his faith as he investigates murder, police corruption, and the alleged abuse of children at the hands of a Catholic priest. The unsolved murder of 12-year-old altar boy Robert Anderson has plagued Jake Waterfield for nearly two decades. As a rookie patrolman, Jake was the first officer to respond to the scene of the crime. Now a homicide detective, Jake is assigned the cold case that has haunted the community ever since the boy's bludgeoned body was found in Bottle Park. As the investigation begins to unfold, Jake and his new partner, Randy Applebee, are uncovering missing evidence, corruption, and a cover-up involving the District Attorney, a local Bishop, and a Middleborough police officer. While they fear the case involves a conspiracy, the detectives are puzzled by several potential murder suspects including a Catholic priest and two sociopath schoolmates of the victim. When they begin to dive into the bowels of the investigation, the two detectives must make some difficult choices that could jeopardize their careers or even worse.
©2015 Joseph Bradley (P)2016 Ca Times Publishing
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