Baker & Taylor Wrongly accused of murder while visiting a California ranch, Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney conducts his own investigation, wondering how the case may be related to the possibility that the victim's son, a believed-killed Vietnam soldier, is still alive. By the author of Everyone Dies. 50,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney travels to a California ranch looking to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock. Instead, he finds himself the prime suspect in a possible homicide when the ranch owner, Clifford Spalding, is found dead. Confronted by a determined cop unwilling to let him off the hook, Kerney decides to conduct his own investigation. As he digs into the victim's background, he learns that Spalding's ex-wife refuses to believe that her son, a soldier killed in Vietnam some thirty years ago, is dead. Kerney digs deeper and soon finds himself sharing the woman's doubts: Did Spalding's current wife, a much younger woman, orchestrate his murder with the help of a lover? Did a California cop collude with Spalding to keep his ex-wife from learning the truth about her son? Slow Kill races from West Coast to East Coast, as Kerney tries to extricate himself from a situation that could ruin his career by finding the answers to a thirty-year-old mystery.
Baker & Taylor Wrongly accused of murder while visiting a California ranch, Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney conducts his own investigation, wondering if there is a connection to the victim's son, a believed-killed Vietnam soldier who may be alive.