The Music of What Happens
"Flashes of dark poetry of Ross MacDonald." -- Chicago Tribune
Alaskan defense investigator Cecil Younger has the child custody case from hell, and a client to match. Shrill, confrontational, and obsessed, Priscilla DeAngelo is sure her ex is conspiring with a state senator to wrest her son from her. When she storms off to Juneau for a showdown, Younger's custody case swiftly turns into a murder.
Fired from her defense team, Younger stays with the investigation. He's not sure what keeps him bulldogging the case - Priscilla's sister, his lost love; his regard for truth as a rare commodity; or the head injury Priscilla's ex gave him - but he won't let go until it's solved.
But this time, the truth is less likely to set him free than to get him killed....