Seven years ago Cody Williams was the FBI's prime suspect in a series of horrific New England abductions. Seven years ago Alex Rourke put Cody Williams behind bars. Now Cody Williams is dying. He wants to set the record straight. And he'll talk only to Alex . . .
Former FBI agent Rourke has successfully re-invented himself as a private detective, but he's still haunted by the Williams case. Facing the monster again will mean squaring up to some demons from the past. For Cody has nothing left to lose – and a big final hand to play. When it appears that one of Cody's victims, Holly Tynon, might still be alive, Alex is left to make a terrible choice that, either way, will mean the end of at least one life.