by Brian Freeman
Book #2 in the Jonathan Stride series, published 2006
In this stunning follow-up to Brian Freeman’s remarkable debut novel, Immoral, Detective Jonathan Stride discovers that there are only two ways to go
They looked like isolated cases: a hit-and-run and a celebrity murdered during a fling with a prostitute. No one could ever imagine they’d be linked to a brutal crime in Las Vegas’s steamy past–and that the race against the clock to corner a determined serial killer would stir up secrets long thought buried with the dead.
As detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial are called separately to investigate, they have no idea what they’re stepping into: a world where desperate ambition rules and loyalties know no bounds, and where their own uncharted emotions and sexual desires will reach an explosive conclusion