The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of The Life We Bury.
A young reporter must come to terms with his past - and present - while investigating the murder of a man he believes could be his father.
Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. A cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in Minnesota.
Curious about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to discover that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who squandered his wife's inheritance - an inheritance that may now be Joe's.
Mired in uncertainty, Joe must piece together his family history - before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.
Praise for Allen Eskens - -
Eskens' first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold - Library Journal
The tension builds to an all-stops-out finale that works on every level. Thriller fans should keep their eyes on Eskens: he's a comer - Booklist
The pacing could be set to a metronome and the style is clean and accessible. [Eskens] finds fresh takes on puzzle pieces for the story and knows when to present them - MysteryPeople