Brian Freeman's second novel is a gripping, hard-hitting thriller set in one of the most fascinating, sexy and intriguing cities in the world, Las ... Show synopsis Brian Freeman's second novel is a gripping, hard-hitting thriller set in one of the most fascinating, sexy and intriguing cities in the world, Las Vegas, and puts his on-going detective character Jonathan Stride on the trail of a cunning and relentless killer. Elonda's seen most things working the streets. But it's a first when her client is shot dead in the act. Detective Jonathan Stride quickly establishes that the victim is M.J. Lane, son of a reclusive millionaire film producer. Any number of people might have wanted to kill M.J. Another death is troubling the Vegas force - of a little boy, killed in a hit-and-run incident involving a stolen car. Then the body of a woman is found in a remote farmhouse. Could the murders be linked It seems the killer wants to send a message about the brutal slaying decades earlier of a night club dancer. That case was wrapped up quickly. Too quickly Someone certainly thinks so - and he's set on murderous revenge for the sins of the past.