The latest in prolific novelist Coulter's series of FBI thrillers once again features high-powered husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock.
A long weekend in the Poconos is cut short when Sherlock and Savich are helicoptered back to Washington to lead the investigation into the brutal murder of a Supreme Court Justice.
Savich allows Callie Markham, an invewstigative reporter for The Washington Post, to partner with local Metro Police liaison Ben Raven, since she's got the inside trackshe's the stepdaughter of the murdered justice. Despite Dectective Raven's unwillingness to have a cililian along, Callie Markham ends up riding shotgun to help look for her stepfather's murderer.
Within the next twenty-four hours, there's another murder with the same M.O.
Savish learns he must also solve a thirty-year-old crime after a psychic encounter with the murder victim, Samantha Barrister, who suddently appers in front of his car and hysterically pleads for his help. Savich and Sherlock discover that at the time of her death, Samantha had a six-year-old son, who disappeared as a teenager. Savich is convinced the missing boy is the key.
Putnam Books, June 2004