It's October and the Presidential election campaign is heating up in a politically divided United States. Two term incumbent President Thomas Bennett's administration is ending in failure as partisan gridlock paralyzes Washington and renewed threats of international terrorism mount. In New York City, Mayor Peter Nutting faces certain defeat in a recall election after only two years in office as the once vibrant city descends into chaos under his inept leadership. Both men desperately want the one thing they don't have: more time. Ultra wealthy Henry Kellar has a solution for both of them, but at a devastating price. And both are too blinded by ambition to see that beneath the man's polished exterior lurks a dangerously dark, twisted soul. But all that hardly interests beleaguered NYPD Detective Sergeant Walter Hudson as he tries to solve two puzzling murder cases while the city he loves crumbles around him: Martin Lee, a man who it seems never existed, and Sharon Fisher, a young prostitute who had come to New York with dreams of something much better. There is no apparent connection between the two, except they both died with the same cryptic phrase in their lips: "A Thousand Points of Light." Hudson's efforts to solve the crimes relentlessly draw him into the murky worlds of limitless wealth, unchecked power and political intrigue, worlds that he is ill-equipped to understand. But with unexpected help from Leviticus Welles, a quiet, middle aged victim of the Great Recession who is finally finding renewed hope and perhaps love in his life, he begins to peel back the layers of a monstrous plot that threatens not only his city, but his country as well. It's a race against time for Sergeant Hudson. A race he can't afford to lose.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)|
About the Author
Charles Ayer lives in Vernon, Connecticut, with his wife, singer Claudia Ayer. They have three grown children. His second Walter Hudson novel, Pleasant Hollow, will be released in the near future.