No sooner has Tess Monaghan hung her p.i.-for-hire shingle outside her new office on Butchers Hill when in walks Luther Beale. The notorious vigilante who shot a boy for vandalizing his car five years ago, Luther has just gotten out of prison and wants to make amends, he says, to the kids who witnessed his crime. He needs to find them first, and thats where Tess comes in.
But once she starts snooping, the witnesses start dying. Like it or not, shes gotten herself embroiled in a case that could have devastating repercussions for Tess, the city she treasures, and the young lives a corrupt system heartlessly destroysas she follows a nasty trail of lies, money, and murder that winds from Baltimores darkest corners all the way back to Butchers Hill.
About the Author
Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, eight stand-alone novels, including After I'm Gone coming out in February, and a short story collection. Her six most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers. Lippman has won numerous literary prizes for her work, including the Edgar(R), Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity Awards.