Anthony Lark has drawn up a list of names—Terry Dawtrey, Sutton Bell, Henry Kormoran. To his eyes, the names glow red on the page. They move. They breathe. Dawtrey is in prison; Bell has a wife and daughter and a good job; Kormoran lives alone. They have little in common except that seventeen years ago they were involved in a notorious crime: the robbery of the Great Lakes Bank. Now Anthony Lark is hunting them, and he won’t stop until every one of them is dead.
David Loogan is living in Ann Arbor with Detective Elizabeth Waishkey and her daughter, Sarah. He’s settled into a quiet routine as editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets—until one day he finds an envelope outside his office door. The manuscript inside begins with a deadly hook: I killed Henry Kormoran. Soon both David and Elizabeth are drawn into Anthony Lark’s violent world. As Elizabeth works to track Lark down and uncover his motives, David befriends Lucy Navarro, a tabloid reporter with a crazy theory about the case—a theory that threatens to implicate some very powerful people. And when Lucy disappears without a trace, David decides her theory may not be so crazy after all.