On Christmas Eve in Eden, Florida, Wylie Coyote Melville, therapist and forensic consultant, is summoned to a horrific crime scene.
Five members of the Halliday family have been brutally killed.
Wylie s rare talent is an ability to read a crime scene, consider the evidence seen and unseen, and determine what s likely to have happened.
The police are soon convinced that the deaths were a murder-suicide carried out by a broken and desperate Chafin Halliday, but Wylie s not so sure.
As Wylie begins his own investigation with the help of his friend Bay Lettique a poker-playing sleight-of-hand artist with links to the Everglades County underworld he discovers a web of corruption involving the police union, Ponzi-scheming lawyers, county politicians, and the Russian mob.
What follows is a heart-stopping, edgy novel that introduces a completely original crime solver."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 20/06/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780393348927