According to small town Detective Billy Showalter, the death of a local resident, Ellen Hardy, is obviously a homicide. From the noose, to the way her wrists are tightly bound, to the voodoo doll hanging in a nearby tree, all signs point to a dreadful murder.
But Del Prince, his longtime partner and family friend of forty years has a different idea.
When Billy wakes up in the hospital, confused and alive, what follows is his most confounding investigation to date. It's a case full of lies, corruption, and family secrets that have been buried for decades. Just what does any of this have to do with events from twenty-five years ago, and why didn't Del shoot to kill?
Ernie Lindsey is the author of numerous mystery-thriller, sci-fi, and young adult fiction titles.