Editor Nathanael Carver has made a career out of exposing corruption and publishing people's dirty secrets. From his hate mail, it seems one of his high-profile enemies wants revenge. But the person with murder in mind may be someone closer to home.
Carver enlists the help of Kate Baxter, a police detective with problems of her own: disapproving parents, sexist coworkers, and a smoking habit she can't seem to kick. The support of her tribe and ample time at the gun range help to keep her sane. As her personal life and the case bleed together, Kate gains insight into Carver's world, keeping her eye on those closest to him. Kate is on the cusp of progress when Carver, against her advice, drops the case-only to be viciously attacked. Now it's Kate's turn to drag everyone's dirty secrets into the light, but not before at least one body hits the floor.
Originally from the Midwest, Paul Michael Garrison has spent roughly half his life in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to writing and editing, he has worked in the fields of higher education and website management. He whole-heartedly endorses the Oxford comma. Paul Michael holds degrees in publishing, theater, and creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in Windhover and Quantum Fairy Tales, and he frequently performs with the Greenville Shakespeare Company. Whether on stage or in writing, he enjoys the art of becoming someone else.