Free speech or hate? When a white supremacist schedules an event on campus, Red Solaris must confront her own feelings about an issue that challenges the very core of American education: campus safety versus freedom of speech. Amidst escalating tension, Red meets with the editor of the student newspaper - who also confides in Red that her young cousin is missing, probably a victim of local sex traffickers. Agreeing to rescue the girl, Red solicits help from her beloved Detective Joe Morgan. But when Joe goes undercover into the dangerous world of human trafficking, he disappears without a trace. Red must balance her fears for Joe with her worries that a campus riot may soon break out.
"Morris hits it out of the park with this third novel in her Red Queen mystery trilogy. It is smart, fast-paced, and utterly contemporary with plot lines of disturbing hate groups and higher education’s attempts to teach students how to respond peacefully yet effectively to hate speech. Red Solaris struggles to keep those she loves safe from an increasingly dangerous world, both on campus and off." (Don Hardy, Author of Because I’d Just Hate to Disappear)
"Once again, the inquisitive and impulsive Red Solaris ricochets between ivory tower abstractions and real world mayhem. The best Red Queen mystery yet." (Ann Ronald, Author of Friendly Fallout 1953)