Synopses & Reviews
As a rebellious teen, Lainie Smith hooked up with a drifter named Charlie--and she may have been an eyewitness to murder in the shadow of cliff-walled Deception Pass, where the water runs river-swift and turbulent. When justice-- and the executioner--finally caught up with Charlie, Lainie was long gone.
But somebody who knows the truth--the whole truth--about Lainie's dark history is blackmailing her. Lainie won't tell P. I. Thomas Black why she's being blackmailed, only that her tormentor "knows things he cannot possibly know." Just how far will Black's saintlike client go to bury her past forever?
Deception and deadly doings are the name of the game in the tenth exciting whodunit featuring Seattle sleuth Thomas Black. By the bestselling author of Catfish Cafe and The Million-Dollar Tattoo
About the Author
Earl Emerson is a lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of the Thomas Black detective series, which includes The Rainy City, Poverty Bay, Nervous Laughter, Fat Tuesday, Deviant Behavior, Yellow Dog Party, The Portland Laugher, The Vanishing Smile, The Million-Dollar Tattoo, and Catfish Corner.
Earl Emerson lives in North Bend, Washington.