This second book in Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Dave Brandstetter mystery series find's Dave sifting through the elaborate lies surrounding the murder of John Oats, whose drugged body was found washed up on the beach. Left behind are April Stannard, John's lover, and his son Peter, who was the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. The trouble is, Peter is missing.
Joseph Hansen is the author of more than 25 novels and is a renowned short story writer. The winner of the 1992 lifetime achievement award from the Private Eye Writers of America, Hansen is also the author of A Smile in his Lifetime, Living Upstairs, Job's Year, and Bohannon's Country.