This psychological thriller won the Edgar for its portrayal of a Marin County forensic psychologist accused of murder. First published by Hard Case Crime, in 2004, as part of the neo-pulp renaissance, now regarded as a classic in contemporary crimie fiction.
“In the literary tradition of The Killer Inside Me, and every bit as powerful. Stansberry is an extraordinarily evocative writer.” George Pelecanos, Writer/Producer of The Wire.
“Compelling . . . Fascinating . . . Industrial strength neo-noir.” Publishers Weekly
“Fabulous writing, excellent pace and thoroughly unnerving . . . sticks in your craw, your brain and your gut for a very long time. No question: Stansberry is one of the genre's best writers. ” Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, Sarah Weinman