Shortly after his wife is killed, a New Jersey contractor is pulled into a freakish case of murder and terrorism.
Sitting alone in the familiar Fort Lee bar his buddies Danny McCabe and Will Clampett have dragged him to in order to drink in the new year, Tim Wallace is nonplussed when a stranger confides that he murdered a young woman named Sheila, cut off her finger and buried her body in a park in nearby Kinnelon. Tim’s not eager to take this wild story to Det. Jonathon Novack, who still suspects him of blowing up his boat and his wife. And when he does, he’s immediately sorry. True, the cops do dig up a fingerless corpse just where the informant said it would be. But the missing finger turns up right under Tim’s nose, with a horrifying additional surprise that instantly makes him Novack’s prime suspect. Clearly, someone’s taken considerable pains to set Tim up—someone who knows a great deal about his patsy. But is it Danny, Will or his dog-walking acquaintance Eden Alexander? And what power will Tim have to wrest back control of his life from his enemy once he’s decided to take it on the lam?
The creator of attorney Andy Carpenter (Play Dead, 2007, etc.) can’t resist a good punch line or still another plot twist. But he delivers a fast, inventive stand-alone thriller you’ll never put down unfinished.