A disgraced Toronto police detective tries to save a missing teenaged girl in a novel that “ramps up the suspense to fever pitch.” — Publishers Weekly
He may have been cleared of murder charges, but that doesn’t mean Steve Nastos’s troubles are over. Some of his former colleagues on the force still think he belongs in prison, and his wife wants him to finally free himself from the darkness that has been fueling his law enforcement career — and his life.
But he’s made a promise to a stranger: to find Lindsay Bannerman, a troubled teenager who has gone missing from her upper-class adoptive home. Teaming up with his similarly disgraced lawyer, he is about to unravel a tale of sadistic abuse and follow a trail littered with lies, deceptions, and lifeless bodies …
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R.D. Cain has worked for the last 18 years in the emergency services as a paramedic, firefighter, and police officer. He is the author of Cherry Beach Express, the first book in the Steve Nastos mystery series. He lives in Scarborough, Ontario.
Published: October 2012
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
“Having a protagonist who is so impulsive and pushes right to the limits of what is generally socially acceptable certainly makes for unpredictable and exciting reading.” — Girl vs Bookshelf
“Unrelentingly dark … Cain ramps up the suspense to fever pitch and follows the exciting ending with an ambiguous dénouement that augurs another story.” — Publishers Weekly
“The conviction with which Cain writes and Nastos’s hard-nosed moral ambiguities makes for one-sitting reading — at least for those willing to risk an extended journey through some unsavoury places where being rich or poor doesn’t matter in the least.” — National Post