Special investigator Whit Pynchon and crime reporter Annie Tyson-Tyree race against time to find the psychotic killer who is murdering the wives and girlfriends of all the cops in the small West Virginia town of Millbrook
THE TEAM: Whit Pynchon, the D.A.'s top cop (and bane of the town's police force) is back on another murder case, more heinous than any he can remember. Dogging his footsteps is Annie Tyson-Tyree, local crime reporter and Whit's lover as well, determined to report the story even at the cost of her job.
THE CASE: A young girl brutally murdered, her pregnant mother blasted into a coma. Why was the woman silenced? What did she know? If the mother doesn't regain consciousness, the answers will die with her.
THE CHOICE: More than a horrifying crime, more than a classic puzzle begging to be solved, news of the double shooting spreads to neighboring states and confronts one young girl, an innocent bystander, with a dangerous choice that will rob her of that innocence forever.
THE CRIME: Two cops, investigating a suspicious gathering off an isolated mountain road, stumble on a massacre in the making, in which they — along with men, women, even children — find themselves among the bloody victims.
THE CRIMEMAKERS: From the Florida swamps to the Appalachian hollers, a powerful network of drug dealers have staked their empire. They've got arsenals of firepower to protect their turf. They're greedy. And they don't give a damn.
THE CRIMEBUSTERS: Investigator Whit Pynchon and editor Anna Tyree — live-in lovers, occasional rivals — are on this one. But a killer who never misses lures Anna into his gunsights. And this time Whit can't help her.