Only the truth will set Tom Kagan free.
Suspicion is cast upon police intelligence officer Tom Kagan when a protected witness turns up dead. Caught in a Circle of Lies, he frantically searches for two witnesses who might clear his name—but they are murdered. A deadly trap, built by unseen hands, begins to tighten around Tom’s life, endangering everyone he loves and his own freedom.
This Kafkaesque nightmare begins when an out-of-state detective tells Kagan his good friend has been killed in an armored truck heist in Seattle. Kagan—working for the Santa Rosa Police Department in California—offers to investigate a lead in his own county. As Kagan peels backs the layers of lies, trouble erupts at every turn. An FBI agent with questionable motives shows up to exert pressure on Kagan’s investigation. A shadowy figure, calling himself Paladin, zeros in on Kagan as a conspiracy unfolds. A beautiful female prosecutor tries to help, but her relationship to Kagan creates suspicion in his own marriage.
Disturbing questions begin to surface as Kagan unravels facts about the case. Everything hinges upon finding out the truth but a Circle of Lies turns his world upside down. Who can he trust? Will he survive? Kagan must risk everything to save those he loves and gain his own freedom in this race-to-the-finish mystery thriller.