The chilling fourth novel from the John Marshall Tanner series, in the hardboiled tradition of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
There's no place like home...
P.I. John Marshall Tanner returns home to the Midwest for the first time in thirty years to help decide the fate of his family farm. With his brothers and sister at loggerheads, tensions are running high.
But family squabbles give way to suspicions when Tanner's nephew Billy is found hanging from a tree in the local park. The verdict is suicide, but Tanner doesn't believe that Billy took his own life and there is no lack of suspects for the crime.
On his mission to expose the truth, Tanner encounters a host of former friends, and before he can untangle the mystery he will have to face a few ghosts from his own past.
The writing crackles with new insights, the characters are defined in real dimensions and the dialogue rings with smart authority - Philadelphia Inquirer
Fatal Obsession - A masterful job of sustaining suspense - United Press International
The best successor to the Raymond Chandler - Ross MacDonald tradition - The New Republic
Mr Greenleaf is a real writer with real talent - The New Yorker
Mr Greenleaf is a superior writer...his books are being talked about in terms of Hammett and Chandler - New York Times