No Ending is a layered murder-mystery featuring a classic hard-boiled detective with a twist—lead detective Frank Gennaro is the brother- in-law of the latest victim of what may or may not be the work of a serial killer. And he just might have been having an affair with Holly Baker, his sister-in-law, discovered dead at the novel’s outset. At once the lead investigator and a potential suspect, Gennaro is emblematic of a plot loaded with deception, subterfuge, and intertwined relation- ships that fail to adhere to conventional social boundaries. The novel features an ensemble cast of shady players, broken families, a team of hardened murder cops, and a very crafty, game-playing serial killer. Readers are immersed within a particularly violent, distrustful, and dark contemporary view of America. With an enormous cast of interconnected characters straight out of central casting and every one of them sporting one secret or often a dozen, No Ending leaves readers guessing right to its actual ending.