Nastos returns on the case of a missing teen, a sadistic abuser, and a race against time
Nastos built his police career by channeling his own shadowy instincts to hunt dangerous predators. Now disgraced and off the force, Nastos reluctantly agrees to work with the brash lawyer who cleared him of murder charges. Their job? Track the whereabouts of Lindsay Bannerman, a troubled teen whose wealthy family fears the worst.
As spiteful former colleagues try to derail him, and his wife urges him to stop chasing the darkness, Nastos must fight to keep the promise he made to Lindsay’s father — to find her before it’s too late.
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