"With a protagonist as deep and textured as Ray Elkins and a backdrop as varied as this resort community, Stander has created a high-quality mystery series.... Stander has written a solid, entertaining tale." -Foreword Magazine -Lansing State Journal "Stander's Cedar County with its haunting sand dunes, woodlands and Lake Michigan-alternately raging and serene-shape and shade every character on the canvas." -Northern Express "A thriller of the first order. Stander evokes these north woods and Lake Michigan with a poet's eye and the drama of the human heart with a detective's wry, unflinching touch." -New York Times BESTSELLER Doug Stanton
READ THE NEWEST IN THE RAY ELKINS SERIES: DEATH IN A SUMMER COLONY
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It is late June in Michigan's gold coast resort area. The summer residents are settling in for the season and the tourists are beginning to flood the highways and beaches. But the idyllic vision of a summer at the shore is suddenly shattered by a gangland-style shooting. This murder is quickly followed by the deaths of three more summer residents, each taking place under suspicious circumstances. At times hindered by local politics and the proverbial tension between the summer people and the natives, Sheriff Ray Elkins searches for the possible links between the four victims. As he probes into their tangled lives and dark histories, he finds both the motive and the possible murderer.