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After two crime novels of the police procedural sub genre (COLD FURY
and THE DAUGHTER) I was ready to bring a sexual predator back to Hawthorn County, one obsessed with copying crimes he finds
detailed on internet serial killer tribute sites. JOURNEY MAN is a story about a narcissist who is most concerned with building
an image to be celebrated and admired for his cleverness.
He comes to the Ozarks intent on finishing the work of a man who Richard knows well.
In this story I also wanted
to bring home an important fact about PTSD. It is not limited to military service. Neither is it an exclusively male affliction.
Continuing my preference for strong female
characters, I bring a new deputy to the department: Cicely "Kit" Kittredge. She will play a continuing role in the