A missing shipment of drugs, an underground ring of camgirls, and the Knights of Satan motorcycle club are all caught in a tangle of deals gone bad with one thing in common: Bree Wells, a small-town teenager who recently vanished into the summer night.
When Deputy Meg Shaw finds a connection between the missing girl and a murdered backwoods drug dealer, she fears the worst. As she follows Bree’s trail, she enters a web of exploitation and violence in a place where everyone has something to hide.
Bree's heartbroken boyfriend, Russ McCreech, is desperate to be the first to find her. The youngest, gentle son of an outlaw biker family, he won’t quit the search despite their ominous warnings. Soon, he discovers how dangerous it can be to ask the right questions of the wrong people.
Meg and Russ come from different sides of town and different sides of the law. Their search for the same truth will make them either the greatest of allies or the worst of enemies . . . if they live long enough to find it.
Hyatt handles the important themes of alienation, young love, friendship and family with scrupulous honesty, which is why we care about his characters so deeply by the end . . . artfully detailing the ugliness and confusion as well as the epiphinal moments of grace.
Don De Grazia, author of American Skin
Hyatt draws us in with his original voice and spot-on awareness of what it feels like to try to grow up and
face difficult, sometimes life-altering choices during an uncertain time.
Patricia Ann McNair, author of And These are the Good Times and The Temple of Air