When a young mother is found murdered in a derelict Eugene neighborhood—and her terrified young son is discovered hiding beneath the floorboards—Detective Jackson reluctantly takes the case. His own life is already in chaos, with his runaway teenage daughter, Katie, still gone and his girlfriend, Kera, facing her own family crisis. Matters get more complicated when the orphaned boy bonds with Jackson, triggering unexpected emotions and compromising his ability to investigate. Meanwhile, Detective Evans, one of Jackson’s most valuable colleagues, is pulled off the case to look into the death of a University of Oregon football star—leaving the homicide task force shorthanded. As Jackson works to solve the murder and find a home for little Benjie, he soon faces devastating choices that threaten everything he holds dear.
About the Author
L.J. Sellers writes the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series—a five-time winner of the Readers’ Favorite Awards. She also pens the high-octane Agent Dallas series and provocative stand-alone thrillers. Her twenty novels have been praised by reviewers, and she’s one of the highest-rated crime-fiction authors on Amazon.
L.J. resides in Eugene, Oregon, where many of her novels are set, and she’s an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal Award for editorial excellence in business publications. When not plotting murders, she enjoys stand-up comedy, cycling, and zip-lining. She’s also been known to jump out of airplanes.