Edition: First printing.
London: Michael Joseph, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first thriller, set in a small town in Maine, and introducing Alex Rourke, ex-FBI interrogator turned private investigator. "You catch a guy at the scene of a brutal murder with the weapons in his hands pretty open and shut. But what if you cant actually prove he did it? What if he wont even tell you his name? If you dont know who he is, how can you ever know why he did what he did? Dealing with all these questions is the job of Alex Rourke, returning to his home town for the first time in seventeen years at the request of the police. As he struggles to unravel the strangers reasons for killing, and his reasons for picking the tiny town of Winters End, Alex is forced to face the ghosts of his own past and those of his sleepy town before they can overwhelm the present." (the author) SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "Best Wishes." 296 pp. ISBN: 0-718145836.
Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual light toning to pages).