REQUIEM FOR INNOCENCE (Scott Drayco Series #2)
Sequel to the Shamus Award finalist PLAYED TO DEATH
Finalist for the 2018 Kindle Book Awards, Mystery/Thriller
Longlisted for the 2019 Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize, Mystery/Thriller
eBook ISBN: 978-0-9904582-3-4
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9904582-4-1
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9904582-5-8
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Crime consultant Scott Drayco is in the middle of a thorny case in Washington, D.C., involving murder victims who were all wheelchair users. Then, out of the blue, he gets a worried call from a friend on Virginia's Eastern Shore about an attack on a disabled girl.
Working once again with Sheriff Sailor and Deputy Nelia Tyler, Drayco discovers almost everyone believes the girl's attack was an accident. But he begins to suspect otherwise when he crosses paths with a badly disfigured man and the man's enigmatic Goth son, as well as one of the smoothest and most dangerous figures Drayco has encountered in his career. Are the two cases linked, or is he dealing with not one monster, but two?
Meanwhile, his conflicted feelings toward the soon-to-be divorced Town Councilman's wife, Darcie Squier, continue to simmer under the surface. His unsettled relationship with Darcie threatens to undermine his focus and cloud his judgement. And he's well aware he needs to keep his faculties razor-sharp if he's to prevent more tragedy and death.