Troubled private detective Alex Rourke comes to Tennessee mountain country on a thin lead about a past killing, the deaths covered up and unavenged. When the night comes down and people start dying, it's not just those around him he's looking to save in the storm-blasted valley in the middle of nowhere; he's desperately trying to hold on to his own crumbling sanity as he teeters on the edge of a complete psychotic break.
Trapped in the run-down rest stop at the valley's heart, killers both outside and in, nowhere safe and no one to turn to, Alex is going to have to sort the real from the imagined, truth from fiction, fast if anyone's going to live to see morning...
Originally released by Penguin in 2008, this 'writer's cut' version has been almost completely rewritten from the ground up to turn it into the story it should've been, and not the story it was.
PRAISE FOR JOHN RICKARDS:
"Rickards is a master of tension and pacing. In Rourke he has created a brilliant anti-hero lead on a par with John Connolly's Charlie Parker." - Crimespree Magazine
"Rickards is one author who doesn't pull punches." - Spinetingler