The third book in the incredibly sharp crime series, featuring roguish recluse Virgil Cain
In upstate New York, Virgil Cain is drawing hay when two movie scouts appear from nowhere and offer him $500 a day to use his horses in their film. In need of cash, Virgil reluctantly pockets the money, but the chaotic movie set soon proves more trouble than it's worth.
With a talent-challenged director vying for authority with a lecherous inves tor and casino owner called Ronnie Red Hawk, the atmosphere is tense. But when the film's leading lady turns up dead, Virgil realises that far more is at stake than the making of a blockbuster movie. While his natural inclination is to leave the whole bunch to stew in their own juices, he suspects that charming ten-year-old actress Georgia is next, and he just can't let that happen, even if it does throw him into a world of danger.
Wonderfully wrought characters, delicious wit, and droll storytelling make this a delightful romp - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Genuinely entertaining - Booklist
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.