"Another day, another turgid body of another formerly missing, ruthlessly murdered young woman.
I found her face down, next to a tree stump in the middle of a clearing in the woods
- a single ray of sunlight focused on her as if it knew I was coming."
Detective Reggie Harper is a man constantly flirting with the end of his rope. From his youth in upstate New York, through his early adult life and into his golden years, there has been no shortage of hard lessons both learned and taught. No shortage of heartache and pain.
However, through it all, he has had anchors that have helped him keep his rage at bay. Friends and family who provided him with love, hope, joy, and understanding. Loved ones who acted as beacons to guide him through his own inner darkness.
Not all of Reggie Harper's stories deal with a case. Not all of his stories have a perp. Not all of his stories end with someone in a cage.
A man can't always be a bull in a China shop, after all.
"We'll put ourselves in stupidly dangerous situations, sometimes based on little
more than a gut feeling.
And it's all for the sake of the case.
For the sake of the puzzle.
For the sake of whatever bullshit line
we're feeding ourselves on that