Synopses & Reviews
Lionel Walk, better known as Train, is a young black caddy at an elite Los Angeles golf course. Keeping his head down and playing a few rounds during off-hours, he navigates his way between the careless hostility of patrons and the volatile brutality of the other caddies. Along the way, Train finds an unexpected and enigmatical ally in an unassuming guest at the club, a police detective he calls "the Mile-Away Man." Norah Still is unwillingly at the center of the criminal investigation, as the lone survivor of an attempted boat hijacking gone violently wrong. Sergeant Miller Packer--Train's "Mile-Away Man"--is in charge of the case and, as he quietly manages the crime scene, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful widow. With the economy of style and keen, compassionate eye that made his previous novels best-sellers, Dexter brings to life the most violent and tender impulses of his characters as they struggle to come to terms with the difference between a gift and a passion, between their abilities and their desires.