"Smart and ambitious investigator" (Oprah Daily)Detective Anjelica Henley confronts a series of ritualistic murders in this heart-pounding thriller about race, power and the corrupt institutions that threaten us.
When Detective Anjelica Henley is called to investigate the murder of a popular preacher, she discovers a second victim, tortured and tied to a bed in an upstairs room. He is alive—but barely—and his body shows signs of a dark religious ritual.
With a revolving list of suspects, Henley finds herself in the spotlight with more questions than answers as she attempts to untangle both crimes. But when another body appears, the case takes on a new urgency. Unless she can apprehend the killer, the next victim may just be Henley herself.
Drawing on her experiences as a criminal attorney, Nadine Matheson deftly explores issues of race, class and justice through an action-packed story that will hold you captive until the last terrifying page.
"Matheson is the heir apparent to Thomas Harris." —J.T. Ellison,New York Timesbestselling author