The phone rings. One of Brendan Healy's oldest and best friends is dead. Healy must return home to Hawthorne to find out why. Meanwhile, Agent Jennifer Aiken is investigating the same dark conspiracy involving politicians, prostitution, and black markets. The trail will put both her and Brendan's lives in mortal danger, as well as introducing Healy to the fascinating young woman Sloane Dewan, who may hold the key to it all.
Rebecca Heilshorn lies stabbed to death in her bed in a remote upstate New York farmhouse. Rookie detective Brendan Healy is called in to investigate. All hell breaks loose when her brother bursts onto the scene. Rebecca turns out to have many secrets and connections to a sordid network mixing power, wealth, and sex. Detective Brendan Healy, trying to put his demons behind him, pursues a dangerous investigation that will risk both his life and his sanity.
Find out the truth in this intense conclusion to the best-selling thriller series. Will former detective Brendan Healy survive, and can Agent Jennifer Aiken finally expose the conspiracy which is exploiting young women and goes to the heart of government?