Detectives Lane and Harper are back for the third Detective Lane Mystery in this gripping twister of a novel that baffles with its ever-increasing body count and suspect list. When Ryan Dudley ventures out on horseback and his horse returns without him, Lane and Harper are summoned to unravel the mystery. Dudley's disappearance marks the first anniversary of a young boy's murder in the same neighbourhood, and mounting evidence ties the two incidents together. When Dudley's roommate also goes missing and mysterious shootings shake the area, Harper and Lane are swept into a feud between neighbours, racial groups, and land owners. Now they must risk their own lives while desperately searching for a murderer on the loose for much too long.