Lew Fonesca is a man who does things for people. He makes small problems go away and tries to keep the larger ones from landing his clients in jail. He finds deadbeats, errant spouses, and generally keeps the populace of Sarasota on the up and up.
Now Lew is faced with one case that will try his patience...and another that may break his heart.
The first involves an elderly woman who swears she's witnessed a murder in her old age home despite the fact that everyone she tells her story to: her family, the hospital staff, and finally the cops all tell her that it just couldn't have happened.
The other has Lew trying to find out the identity of a hit and run driver who killed a 14 year old boy. This task dredges up old memories and a lot of pain, for Lew fled Chicago years ago, after a drunk driver killed his beloved wife.
As Lew begins to dig deeper into both cases he finds that they are tied together in ways he can't hope to untangle.
And when someone tries to run him down, Lew knows that he's getting close to some nasty home truths and he is going to have get the answers if he is to survive.
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In the brilliant scene that introduces Kaminsky's haunting story, PI Lew Fonesca reluctantly opens his door to Ann Horowitz, a no-nonsense octogenarian therapist. Under Ann's skillful prodding, Lew admits he has been investigating two separate cases, one almost comic and one intensely tragic. A nursing-home resident is certain she witnessed a murder and asks Lew to prove she's not dotty. While most readers will spot the significant clue in the old woman's tale, all will be surprised by the only-in-Florida twist. The second case the search for the hit-and-run driver who killed a 14-year-old boy has plunged Lew into black despair, for it reignites the fierce, unrelenting anguish of losing his wife the very same way four years earlier. Finding the boy's killer has not eased his broken soul. Ann finally asks Lew the question that will change everything: if you're so good at finding people, why aren't you looking for the person who killed your wife? Readers familiar with the series, having watched Lew swamped by sadness in three earlier books (Vengeance, etc.), will especially appreciate the possibilities of his decision, but even those who meet him for the first time cannot help cheering for him.