The headlines scream the ghastly news of an abandoned truck filled with murdered immigrants. Detective Jack Murphy and his partner Liddell Blanchard are on the case. They’ve got a lone survivor, rumors of a witness, and the feds getting in their way. Jack’s gut tells him there’s a connection with a local killing—and the bloodshed is far from over. He’s going up against a butcher who commits the unspeakable in the name of protecting America. Some say the worst crime is to look the other way. Jack Murphy only looks for justice . . . Praise for Rick Reed and his novels “Rick Reed knows the dark side as only a real-life cop can, and his writing crackles with authenticity.” —Shane Gericke
“Reed thrusts his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won’t soon forget!”—Suspense Magazine
“Reed gives the reader a story worth every minute and every penny spent.”—Book Reporter “A jaw-dropping thriller.”—Gregg Olsen
About the author
Sergeant Rick Reed (Ret.), author of the Jack Murphy thriller series, is a twenty-plus-year veteran police detective. During his career he successfully investigated numerous high-profile criminal cases, including a serial killer who claimed thirteen lives before strangling and dismembering his fourteenth and last victim. He recounted that story in his acclaimed true-crime book, Blood Trail. Rick spent his last three years on the force as the Commander of the police department’s Internal Affairs Section. He has two masters degrees and upon retiring from the police force, took a fulltime teaching position with a community college. He currently teaches criminal justice at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee and writes thrillers. He lives near Nashville with his wife and two furry friends, Lexie and Luther. Please visit him on Facebook, Goodreads, or at his website, www.rickreedbooks.com.
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