When Sloane, a successful forger, is released from prison after taking part in a high-profile art scam, he finds a letter from the woman with whom he had a passionate affair in his youth. She tells him that years ago she gave birth to his daughter, Connie. She implores Sloane to find her and make peace between them. Sloane agrees, but when eventually he finds Connie, she is locked into a highly charged relationship with Vincent Delaney, a man whom the police believe has killed once and will not hesitate to kill again. Sloane has to decide whether to walk away or stay and fight for her. And the more Delaney feels cornered and under pressure, the more unpredictable and dangerous he becomes.
©2002 John Harvey; (P)2002 Isis Publishing Ltd