The third novel in the Noah Braddock series!
Private eye Noah Braddock has finally found peace in his once tumultuous relationship with Detective Liz Santangelo and has called a tentative truce with his alcoholic mother, Carolina. So when lawyer Darcy Gill demands that he look into a hopeless death row case, he's more interested in catching some waves before San Diego's rare winter weather takes hold. Then Darcy plays her trump card: the man scheduled to die—convicted of killing two men in cold blood—is the father Noah never knew.
Shelby's searing third Noah Braddock novel (after 2006's Wicked Break) takes the San Diego surfer and PI into a heartbreaking, life-changing case of loss and discovery. Lawyer Darcy Gill, staunch opponent of capital punishment, wants Braddock to meet death row inmate Russell Simington, who happens to be Braddock's father, whom he's never known. Both best friend Carter Hamm and girlfriend Liz Santangelo, an SDPD homicide detective, advise the reluctant Braddock to see Simington. An emotional meeting at San Quentin with the confessed, unremorseful killer starts Braddock on a rocky journey with only the name Landon Keene as a signpost until the first dead body appears. Braddock gets sucked into the bleak world of casinos and human smuggling and contract murders his father inhabited, with deadly results. Shelby pulls no punches in this raw confrontation between a stone-cold killer and a man pushed beyond the brink.