As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.
Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life's earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she's digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.
Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County's history could prove more dangerous-and deadlier-than she ever expected.
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When she's not writing, which isn't often, she edits...more than two dozen anthologies and more than one hundred magazine issues so far. She's a former news reporter and news bureau chief who penned a true crime book with noted attorney F. Lee Bailey. Her genre writing includes military, science-fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, horror, and modern-day adventure. She shares her home with three dogs and a parrot.
Rabe teaches genre writing courses-at conventions, libraries, museums, and other interesting venues. Her hobbies include reading, role-playing games, visiting museums, tossing tennis balls to her cadre of dogs, and buying books to add to her growing stacks. She lives in central Illinois near three train tracks that provide "music" to type by.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mark the Shark is a 90 years old veteran he is and thinks that he is being followed. He calls Sheriff Piper Blackwell to stop whoever is after him. At the same time recent storms have exposed a skeleton on the bluffs. Clearly someone was killed but who were they and why were they killed? Piper and Oran Rosenberg step up to figure out what is going on. But someone wants the past to stay buried and will go to al lengths to keep it so. Piper has recently been elected as sheriff and is in the middle of rearranging her staff when Mark calls about being robbed. She is hoping that is all that is happening when she gets the news of the bodying being discovered. From here it is a break neck pace as secrets are uncovered and someone tries to keep them hidden at any cost. This is a great story that will suck you in, keep you guessing with all the twist and turns, and will leave you shocked at the end. I have not read the first book in this series, The Dead of Winter, but I had no problem following along with the story. But after reading The Dead of Night I can’t wait to go back and see that I missed. I received The Dead of Night from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.