British rock star Colin Elliott is determined to reclaim and rehabilitate his straying wife, Aurora. Addicted to heroin as well as fame, she is due to deliver their second child in a matter of weeks. An anonymous lead sends him to Aurora's birthplace in a remote area of Northern Michigan where he miraculously does find her. But his success is short-lived. Only minutes into her recapture, a calamitous series of events kills Aurora and leaves Colin more dead than alive.
After two-plus years of intense therapy, he returns to the music scene a changed man. A chance meeting with attorney Laurel Chandler results in a collaboration that could lead to romance. Laurel may be interested but she has a built-in prejudice against rock musicians and is a strict adherent to the code of professional ethics prohibiting attorney-client relationships.
As Colin regains the limelight, an upsurge of media attention exploits Aurora's sordid past. Laurel is outraged. In Colin's defense, in a public statement, she condemns the media campaign as unfair to Aurora's survivors. By alluding to Aurora's legendary deficiencies in this statement, Laurel attracts the enmity of a vengeance seeker, a legacy of Colin's past who already has the rock star in his sights.
Aurora's malignant influence continues to be felt through the actions of this avenger. Three people with ties to Aurora are slaughtered in quick succession. Within an atmosphere of tension and threat, Colin is impervious to all but his quest to win Laurel, and she is unable to see beyond her conflicts. While the pair is mired in indecision, their nemesis feeds his obsession in unthinkable ways as he closes in for the kill.
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Published October 4, 2011
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.