When you stop running, the past catches up with you.
Detective Erin O'Reilly has never needed anyone to tell her she's tough. She's taken the worst New York City can throw at her, surviving gunfights, explosions, mobsters, and serial killers. But now, as she returns from a well-earned vacation, she finds there are some enemies that bullets can't touch. As she and her K-9 partner Rolf dive into their newest case - a military veteran and his wife murdered in a cold-blooded home invasion - Erin must confront the lingering legacy of trauma.
Violence leaves scars on the flesh and the spirit of victims and perpetrators alike. Plagued by the aftershocks of what she's already survived, Erin will need to dig deep to struggle through new dangers. In the process she will tear open the wounds of broken men who are back from war but still fighting for their lives and their sanity. But she will soon find that the enemies on the outside are nothing compared to the toughest battle: the struggle for her own soul.
Bonus Story! Print editions include Dehydration: An Ian Thompson Story
Ian doesn't like to talk about his time in the military. Dehydration is the story Ian doesn't tell.
An Ian Thompson Story
Die tomorrow. Live today.
Ian Thompson always wanted to prove he was tough. At twelve he was getting in fistfights with older boys and running messages for the Irish Mob. Then he met Mr. Carlyle, the first grown-up who really seemed to care what happened to him. He grew up and straightened out, but he still had something to prove. So he joined the Marines.
But a routine mission goes wrong. His helicopter is shot down in the Afghan mountains and all but one of his comrades are killed. Ian is on his own, in hostile territory, with a wounded buddy depending on him. Desperately low on food and water and hunted by men who want him dead, Ian is forced to the edge of human endurance. As days pass with no sleep and no end in sight, the past and present blur together. Ian must draw on everything he's got, and everything he's been taught, to earn the chance to come home.
- Publisher: Clickworks Press
- Publish Date: Oct 19th, 2020
- Pages: 286
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.64in - 0.69lb
- EAN: 9781943383689
- Categories: • Crime• Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural• Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths