In this Shamus Award–nominated novel, former FBI agent Scott Drayco inherits a dilapidated opera house that he hopes to sell. The only problem: A gruesome murder just took place within its walls. With hopes for a quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman – before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next victim. $0.99 on Kindle.