A stunning Gardiner and Renner thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Every Kind of Wicked, "one of the best storytellers around" (Tess Gerritsen).
Forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner always follows the rules. Detective Jack Renner doesn't believe in them . . .
In a mansion on the outskirts of Cleveland, a woman's body lies in a pool of blood. The victim is Joanna Moorehouse, founder of Sterling Financial. To crack the case, Maggie and Jack will have to infiltrate the cutthroat world of high-stakes finance. But every employee at Sterling Financial is hellbent on making a killing.
When a series of unrelated murders reveals disturbing evidence, only Maggie recognizes the handiwork of a killer who will continue killing until he is stopped. Burdened with unbearable secrets, Maggie must make an agonizing choice, while her instincts keep telling her: she's next.
"As always with Black, this psychological suspense is incredible." —Suspense Magazine
"Full of fascinating forensic science and an eye-opening deep dive into predatory mortgage-lending practices." —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Lisa Black and The Gardiner and Renner Thrillers "Lisa Black always delivers." —Jeff Lindsay, creator of the Dexter series
"This terrific mystery will keep you guessing—and turning pages." —Hank Phillippi Ryan
"A great choice for readers of psychological suspense, forensic investigations, and mystery." —Library Journal