Female bartenders are targeted by a killer in this PI novel by the author Michael Connelly calls “the master of the high-stakes thriller.” After three young bartenders are murdered in Miami, and another goes missing in Philadelphia, private investigator Max Freeman is hired—by his ex-girlfriend Sherry—to look into the deaths. He accepts the job grudgingly, especially since Sherry is convinced the prime suspect is a retired police officer who once saved Freeman’s life back in Philly. Heading from Florida up north to his old stomping grounds, Freeman races to solve the case before the killer can strike again. But looking at the evidence objectively as he wrestles with his personal feelings for Sherry and his former colleague will be more difficult than he expected, in this mystery that's “compelling from start to finish” by an Edgar Award–winning author (The Miami Herald). This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.