From three-time Derringer Award finalist BV Lawson come three tales featuring Scott Drayco, a man who had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist in the prime of his youth. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career for ten years and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don't want to touch.
In VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, originally published in "Midnight Screaming," betrayal leads to attempted murder-by-flash-flood in America's desert southwest;
in BLOOD ANTIPHON, a suspected serial killer plays mind games with Drayco, who learns the two men are connected in a most disturbing way;
and in THE DEVIL TO PLAY, first published in "Static Movement," Drayco tries to prevent the theft of a rare violin that appears to be cursed.