A man in hiding. A gang of outlaws searching for retribution. This is no time for cupcakes.
"Colin Conway has written the most unusual hero I've come across in a long time. Both touching and sweet with a razor-sharp edge. This is not your grandma's cozy."
Libby Klein, Author of the Poppy McAllister Mysteries
Today is Brody Steele's first day as the new owner of The Red Herring, Pleasant Valley, Maine's only mystery bookstore. The cute shop has a loyal customer base as well as an ornery cat.
Unfortunately, Brody doesn't know the first thing about running a legitimate business, he doesn't want to be in the small town, and he hates cats. On top of all that, he hasn't read a book since high school.
When a cute woman walks into the store, he thinks his bad luck is about to change. But as she starts asking about the previous owner's whereabouts, his safe new existence begins to unravel.
For Brody Steele is a man with a secret he must protect at all costs. The U.S. Government has invested a lot to keep it hidden, and his enemies will stop at nothing to expose him.
Does happiness or death await Brody in this charming seaside community?