[a Pete Thorsen Mystery]Book - 2012
"The brutal murder of a prominent real estate developer stuns the lake community and sets faction against faction. Pete Thorsen stays out of it; he's still nursing emotional wounds from a case a year earlier. Then the victim's widow asks him to help sort out her late husband's financial affairs. He reluctantly agrees, believing the strict ground rules he's set will keep him out of the fray. But in a shadowy world of dirty money, sinister motives and festering grudges, nothing is certain. Bad things begin to happen to him, and Pete is enraged when his teenage stepdaughter is used as a pawn in the deadly game. He relentlessly strips away the layers of deceit and finally discovers the shocking truth ... and in the process, must confront his own demons." -- P  of cover.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Ampersand Inc. c2012.
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 21 cm.