Virgil Cain gets tangled up in an old crime surfacing from the waters of the Hudson River, in this second novel from Brad Smith's brilliantly sharp crime series
For roguish cynic Virgil Cain, a day of fishing on the Hudson River yields much more than he bargained for. Pulling up anchor, he drags in a mysterious steel cylinder - news which soon spreads around the local marina. When a crooked city cop then seizes both the cylinder and the boat, Virgil is left in a quandary.
Deciding to pursue his boat, Virgil becomes embroiled with captivating single mother, Dusty, who knows far too much about the cocaine hidden inside the cylinder, and an old drug deal gone sour. Faced with a dealer who desperately needs his cylinder back, a murderous sidekick, and a wild card crazy Russian cowboy, Virgil and Dusty find themselves trapped in the middle and desperate for a way out.
It's been a very long time since I discovered a crime novelist as fine as Brad Smith. He is a master storyteller, witty, chilling, and witheringly good. I absolutely love his books. Virgil Cain is a character for the ages - Douglas Preston, NYT bestselling author
Brad Smith (Author)
Brad Smith is Microsoft's President. He is responsible for the company's corporate, external, and legal affairs and serves as the company's chief legal officer. He plays a key role in representing the company externally and in spearheading the company's work on critical issues relating to the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion.
Carol Ann Browne (Author)
Carol Ann Browne is a Director of Communications at Microsoft. She joined Microsoft in 2010 and is an experienced communicator with a broad background in writing, video, multimedia, and social media work.