In this Shamus Award–nominated novel, former FBI agent turned private detective Scott Drayco is suffering nightmares from his last case and is considering retiring from crime solving altogether. But When a client bequeaths Drayco a rundown opera house in a Virginia coastal town, complete with a body inside, Drayco gets pulled into a tangled web of music, madness, and murder.
An African-American woman avenges her childhood gang rape, then teams up with an Italian-American detective with mob ties to avenge and prevent violence against other women. A most unlikely love story emerges as their mission unfolds. (First in a series)