The naked lady wasn't your average floater. She was the wife of an Indiana senator and half of Washington's Golden Couple. Within hours of finding her body in a canal, police arrest a young Lati boxer believed to be her lover. He has the motive, means and opportunity. Ather dead body later - along with some answers that seem too pat for the P.I. - Shanahan dives into the dirty side of politics, the dark side of passion, and the hideous secrets the killer is desperate to hide.
Ronald Tierney's Stone Veil introduced semi-retired, Indianapolis-based private investigator Deets Shanahan. The book was a finalist in St. Martin Press' Best First Private Eye Novel competition, and nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Tierney, who has written ten novels in the Shanahan series and three in the Paladino and Lang mystery series, was founding editor of NUVO, an Indianapolis alternative newspaper and the editor of a San Francisco monthly. He currently lives in the City by the Bay, where he is involved in other fiction projects.