The death of a beautiful escort in a downtown hotel room appears to be a case of autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong. But when a woman brings her young daughter to the police department with a strange story about a similar death six years before, Homicide Detective John Santana is drawn into a dangerous web of drugs, sex, and deceit, and toward a shocking secret that lies buried in the past; a secret that could not only destroy the lives of some well-connected and powerful men, but one that raises questions about the very meaning of life and death––and the boundary between the living and the dead.
About the Author
Christopher Valen is the award-winning author of seven police procedurals featuring Colombian-born, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana, White Tombs, The Black Minute, Bad Weeds Never Die, Bone Shadows, Death’s Way, The Darkness Hunter, and Speak For The Dead. He is also the author of the literary novel All The Fields. Christopher resides in Minnesota and Arizona with his Colombian-born wife, Martha.