Thousands of shoulder-fired missiles vanished from U.S. military bases in the early 1990s. Most ended up in the hands of the Mujahideen fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, while military investigators were quietly ordered to look the other way. But at an army base near Coldwater, New York, scores of missiles are diverted, cached, and later sold to the highest bidder. When Coldwater's sole law enforcement officer stumbles onto a clandestine delivery to a domestic terrorist group, he is brutally murdered.
In this second book in the Coldwater mystery series, the Morgan brothers again combine skills to investigate a trio of unexplained local deaths, including their sheriff father's. In doing so, they confront difficult moral choices when suspects include their mother, each other, and the newest teacher at Our Lady Of The Lake Elementary School in whom both brothers take a hazardous romantic interest.