A fast-paced short story to kick off a new crime fiction series by J.L. Hays...
Nearly a year after the traumatic events set in motion by his ex-wife, Detective Alex Walker is looking forward to the next chapter of his life as a Special Agent with Homeland Security. In his last week with the Glynn County Police Department, he volunteers to return to the bike patrol on Saint Simons Island to help out during the Fourth of July festival. He’s once again paired with Steve Albright, his one-time best friend and now estranged brother-in-law. Tension flares over Alex’s inability to forgive his sister, and the two friends seem unable to even look each other in the eye.
When a shooting on the island pulls them into a manhunt, the two must work together to find the suspect before anyone else is hurt. Can Alex put his past behind him and prevent another tragic death? Or will his desperate need to protect an innocent victim get him killed?