Attending the scene of a mass shooting at a West Oakland party, Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison discovers a mysterious victim and is drawn into a bizarre counterculture world of blurred moralities. By the award-winning authors of Crime Scene. - (Baker & Taylor)
Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King).
It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy.
Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined.
Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled, not shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur. - (Random House, Inc.)
Library Journal Reviews
When a West Oakland party gets violent, Alameda County coroner's deputy Clay Edison gets a call. The bad news: several people are dead. The really bad news: there's a victim no one can identify, and she's been strangled instead of shot. From those redoubtable über-best-selling authors, father and son.
Copyright 2018 Library Journal.