T'is the week before Christmas, and Warren Ritter's life is about to be ripped apart. His daughter, Fran Wilkins, begs him to help her get her baby son back from her angry husband. Before he can make much headway, said husband turns up dead and Fran is the prime suspect. Warren ends up with a five-month-old baby on his doorstep, and a plateful of suspects. Is it the angry cop, under investigation by Internal Affairs? Is it the helpful Reverend, with a life-destroying secret in his closet? Or is it a figure from Warren's past, a Black Panther who is wanted for murder? Then the murderer comes after Warren with a shotgun. Unless he gets this thing solved by Christmas, he may not see the New Year.
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St. Martin's Minotaur
Publication Date: February 6, 2007