With a personal life falling apart and serious questions about his faith, homicide investigator Jeff Strickland is going through the motions. When he gets the call to examine a body in a garbage-strewn field, he expects it to be another routine murder no one will care about. But to his horror, he finds that the mutilated victim is the 19-year-old daughter of his long-time friends, a philanthropist couple.
Strickland had looked at Kanya as the daughter he never had. She was attracted to the city’s streets, but he never imagined that it would wind up in her violent death. Desperate to find her killer and bring justice for her family, he throws himself into the case, uncovering multiple motives and lies. Was it the result of a love affair gone horribly wrong? A plot to strike at her well-connected parents? Or something else?
Frustrated by a lack of evidence and eventually targeted by a killer who wants to add him to the list of victims, Strickland soon uncovers the clue that reveals the unexpected truth behind her death.
This is not a Hollywood detective story, where all murders are solved in forty-eight hours. Strickland must endure pressure from his superiors and friends while struggling to maintain his grip on a personal murder case that screams conflict of interest. This story shows how even those with little reason to have spiritual faith can find it, even in the ugliest of circumstances.
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