From New York Times bestselling author Ken Goddard comes a terrifying thriller that dares to pursue the truth behind a series of bizarre occurrences — and a murderer whose identity even the authorities will kill to keep concealed.
A man of reason and science, Colin Cellars has earned a reputation as a top crime scene investigator. But Cellars finds himself disgraced because of a bizarre episode that led to a horrifying shoot-out right in front of his eyes. And what Cellars thinks he knows about the victim’s identity — and about her death — has plunged him into a deadly search for a killer who may or may not be quite of this world.
Meanwhile, as Cellars investigates a case involving dozens of missing victims, he realizes that the three people he trusts most each hold a piece to the puzzle — and that they have their own ideas about what to do with the information. Soon Cellars finds himself on a chilling and unforgettable voyage, one that takes readers through tunnels of violence and intrigue — and out into the unknown….
Ken Goddard is the author of seven previous novels, including the New York Times bestseller Balefire. He has served as a criminalist in three California police and sheriff’s departments, and as an instructor in crime scene investigation and forensic techniques… More about Ken Goddard
“Goddard’s style is smooth and meticulous…. You have a deliciously layered plot that gets stranger and stranger, as the DNA gets weirder and weirder, and the story gets scarier and scarier.” — The Providence Sunday Journal
“Well-written, suspenseful … [a] page-turner.” — The Orlando Sentinel
Also by Ken Goddard:
“First Evidence reads kind of like X-Files meets Patricia Cornwell.” — Contra Costa Times