On a summer night in Portland, Oregon, violence erupts at a Little League game - and attorney Ami Verga watches in horror as the quiet, gentle artist she recently befriended does the unexpected and unthinkable...In a cheap motel room in Washington, D.C., Vanessa Kohler - ex-mental patient, supermarket tabloid reporter, and estranged daughter of a powerful general running for president - views a news broadcast of the bizarre incident and believes she's found the only witness to a deadly conspiracy. Caught between a possible madwoman and a confessed mass murderer, between reality and delusion, Ami races to unearth the terrible truth about dark events that may or may never have happened twenty years earlier in a secluded cabin on Lost Lake.
Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown's Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider's view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.