Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a bad feeling when a man's body is found in a Missouri State Park. The crime scene is buried in snow. The corpse is frozen in ice. And nearly every bone has been broken, shattered, or crushed. . .
Claire's suspicions only get worse when the body is thawed and identified. The victim was an ultimate fighter on the cage-match circuit. His wife blames her ex-husband, a Russian mafioso. But Claire knows this is no mob-style execution. This is something worse. Something evil. . .
Raised from childhood to inflict pain, the killer uses rage as a weapon. Punishing without mercy. Killing without conscience. Upholding a dark family tradition that is so twisted, so powerful, it destroys everything in its path. And Claire is about to meet the family. . .
Praise for Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers
"One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." —Fresh Fiction
"Chilling, compelling suspense. . .be prepared to lose sleep!" —Eileen Dryer
"Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" —Midwest Book Review
"Plenty of suspense and surprises." —Publishers Weekly