Corrine Tedros is a Lady Macbeth wannabe who sets in motion the murder of her uncle-in-law (a soft-drink mogul), and things go awry when the murder is witnessed by a senior citizen in the late stages of Alzheimers. Things are complicated by the fact that the daughter of the man with Alzheimers is involved with a former homicide detective who has resigned and moved South in an attempt to reshape and simplify his life; on his own, Decovic starts to make connections in the case that cause Corrine Tedros to up the ante in keeping herself out of the murder investigation.
A book about desire and need and the fear that drives how far the characters are willing to go to find what they want.
Lynn Kostoff was born in Moultrie, Georgia and raised in Northeastern Ohio. He attended Bowling Green State University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Along the way to becoming a crime writer and English professor, he worked as a truck farmer, gardener, janitor, hospital orderly, and steel mill laborer. He has taught at Indiana State University, University of Alabama, and Francis Marion University. His novels include Late Rain, The Long Fall, A Choice of Nightmares, and Words to Die For.