From Derringer Award winner BV Lawson comes five short tales of crime and suspense about the dark choices people make when their backs are against a wall:
A sheriff's deputy and a nun hold the fate of a meth dealer in their hands;
A down-on-his-luck former violinist takes fate into his own, scarred hands;
A forensic linguist becomes obsessed with solving the puzzle of a missing Moravian deed that might be the key to murder;
A homeless man killed by a hit-and-run finds unusual after-death advocates in a minister and his cat;
And a hitman with unusual skills just wants to be left alone.