Thomas Horton was a good cop. Focused and unyielding, he had one of the highest solved-case rates in Los Angeles, a city with the highest unsolved murder rate in the whole of the United States. He has been murdered.
On his last case he had worked with a driven, obsessive young vigilante named Xander Drew. That association had cost him his career, and now may get that same case thrown out of court without his testimony to defend it. In order to find the killer and protect the outcome of the case, FBI Agent Duncan Taggart must once again enlist in Xander's help, dragging him out of his self-imposed exile at the same time. Things become even more complicated when star attorney Megan Greene is hired to handle the case, bringing Xander into conflict with an ally from his youth in Maine.
Can Xander overcome the remnants of his past and put Horton's memory to rest? Or will his impulses make an already dangerous case even more so
"The fifth entry in the Xander Drew series is brilliant. The dark themes bring Xander full circle. I couldn't stop reading this novel once I started. Elements of the past play an important role in the shocking development of Xander, affecting all of those around him. Another must read!" -- Paul Carberry, Zombies on the Rock
Matthew LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology, and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was honoured to be a jury member of the 2018 NLBA awards.
He has written twenty novels for Engen Books: the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal, and Exodus of Angels the latter three of which with co-author Ellen Curtis.
He lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and publishing. He also helps young Newfoundland authors become published through Engen Books.