By Tami Hoag
In her most up-to-date mystery, New York Times bestselling writer Tami Hoag takes readers on a suspense-filled experience of shocks and twists resulting in an explosive end. it's the tale of an ex-cop, a lacking lady, and a killer locked in a race the place there may be just one winner—and the losers die making an attempt.
In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is operating out for eighteen year-old Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying online game for a ransom not anyone will pay, her final desire is a washed-up ex-cop who has already misplaced it all-not as soon as, yet twice.
The filthy rich global of the Palm seashore horse set turns out far from a cop's international within the narcotics department. an entire life in the past, undercover sheriff's detective Elena Estes labored the suggest streets and BackTop alleys, residing via her wits and enjoying the lengthy odds till she took one probability too many. Now Estes lives at the ragged fringe of misplaced wish and self-hatred, hiding from the earlier and believing she does not should have a destiny. however the earlier is set back with a vengeance, and the long run is ready to turn into a race among existence and death.
A younger lady is lacking and her twelve year-old stepsister involves Estes for aid. nobody yet critical, studious Molly Seabright turns out enthusiastic about what is occurred to her older sister. yet Molly is confident Erin is at risk. Estes has no P.I. license, little interest in a brand new profession, and no wish to holiday her self-imposed exile. however the extra she learns in regards to the humans Erin Seabright used to be concerned with, the extra her long-dormant cop instincts come again to life.
One journey to the exhibit grounds the place Erin labored as a groom, and Estes is readily pulled to the darkish facet of a glamorous recreation. in the back of the glittering, ultra-rich facade is an ultra-ruthless global of substances, payoffs, and soiled bargains. a global of dissolute playboys and crooked horse-dealers, of royalty and rabble, of competitors and enemies. An obscenely filthy rich global the place something will be had for a price—including a life.
And in that international stalks a killer who will lead Estes down a depressing, twisted path of decadence and deceit, mayhem and murder—from the gilded lifetime of Palm seashore to the darkest corners of the Florida swamps, to a last show-down which could expense her every thing. A race opposed to time and evil. A race during which Estes is the darkish horse—and nobody is having a bet on her to win.