Crime writer J.D. Hawkins believes that "bad things happen when people lie, even when good people lie."Was macho crime writer Howard Holton living a lie up to the time when he drowned in the Nantucket surf? And why has Holton's unsolved death come back to haunt novelist Fiona Darling, who has a few secrets of her own to hide?When Hawkins and his gutsy life mate Megan Drew set out to prove that Fiona is the author of a certain manuscript, they stumble into a deadly family secret that will leave one victim hanging from a velvet noose and another running for her life.In a tale of intrigue, greed, and betrayal that will test his intimacy with Meg and put him at risk of felony arrest, Jack Hawkins must confront not only the dark nightmare that leads to murder, but the quirks and kinks of human nature-and that, as he and Megan discover, is the only real mystery worthy of our attention.Walk on the Wateris the fourth novel featuring J.D. Hawkins and Megan Drew, and in terms of complexity, suspense, and crackling good writing, it just may be the best yet.
About the Author
SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote thrillers, mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D. Stash series as best detective novel, and then selected Philbrick's Brothers & Sinners as Best Novel in 1993. Philbrick's Freak the Mighty was the basis of a Golden Globe-nominated Sharon Stone movie titled simply The Mighty, released in 1998.