"A brilliant and bracing slice of post-modern crime noir, spiced with a ton of action. S. A. Crosby has created a dark hero two parts Jack Reacher, one part Travis Magee. Your prayers for a great thriller have been answered!" —Jon Land, thriller reviewer for the Providence Journal, USA Today; bestselling author of the Murder, She Wrote series and the Caitlin Strong series
Whether it's working at his cousin's funeral home or tossing around the local riff raff at his favorite bar, Nathan Waymaker is a man who knows how to handle the bodies. A former Marine and Sheriff's deputy, Nathan has built a reputation in his small Southern town as a man who can help when all other avenues have been exhausted. When a local minister with grandiose ambitions is found dead, Nathan is approached by his parishioners who feel the local police are dragging their feet with the investigation. What starts out as an easy payday soon descends into a maze of mayhem filled with wannabe gangsters, vicious crime lords, porn stars, crooked police officers and a particularly treacherous preacher and his mysterious wife. Nathan must use all his varied skills and some of his wit to navigate the murky waters of small town corruption even as dark secrets of his own threaten to come to the surface.