It's 9:00 am in an unnamed Midwestern city. Bank Arbaugh and Mack Steiner have just come off a typical night shift - patrolling the city, scaring off prostitutes, shaking up the usual suspects. Sitting in Denny's, waiting for bacon and eggs, they get a call over the radio: a teenage girl is missing. With a glance - the 2 cops - best friends since childhood, as close as brothers - know their lives have shifted off balance, because 7 years before, Bank's own daughter went missing and has not been found to this day.Two parallel stories: 2 girls from opposite sides of town, 7 years separating them. As evidence mounts, one case begins to illuminate the other, until finally, the inevitable conclusion is revealed. Craig Holden takes us on a harrowing journey into the night, and exposes not only the heart of a tattered American city, but also the relationship of 2 men whose lives are intertwined in loss, envy, and love.
©1998 Craig Holden; (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.