The bodies of young men have been turning up in the Mississippi River for years, their deaths attributed to excessive drinking. But when an Iraq war vet suffering from PTSD is found in the river, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana must decide if the young mans death was accidental or the result of something far more sinister. Caught between a reporter trying to resurrect his flagging career, an FBI agent with a troubled past, and a beautiful private investigator on the trail of a serial killer, Santana is pulled into a whirlpool of greed, seduction, and death. Determined to find the truth matter what the cost, he must first face his own dark memories and a killer intent on stopping him.
Christopher Valen is the award-winning author of six works of fiction featuring Colombian born, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana, White Tombs, The Black Minute, Bad Weeds Never Die, Bone Shadows, Deaths Way and The Darkness Hunter. Christopher is a graduate of the Ramsey County Sheriffs Citizen Academy and has many contacts and resources in the law enforcement community. He lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his Colombian-born wife, Martha. To learn more visit his website at www.christophervalen.com.