A mysterious music puzzle. A murdered coed. Sinister secrets.
Three years ago, Scott Drayco left the FBI after an incident involving his partner, Mark "Sarg" Sargosian. Now a freelance crime consultant, Drayco often helps law enforcement on cases, but he never imagined his estranged former partner would turn up on his doorstep, pleading for Drayco's help. A co-ed at an elite Washington, D.C., private college has been murdered, and the victim's friend - Sarg's own daughter Tara - might be the next target.
The killer left behind a puzzling music code at the crime scene, and Drayco soon learns he has two things in common with the murdered girl - a music background and synesthesia. The case takes an even stranger turn after a second murder and a second music code, with signs pointing toward a possible ritualistic killing. Then Drayco himself starts receiving coded messages and finds himself locked in a deadly game with a madman where only one of them may come out alive.
"This the kind of story that DEMANDS your attention. The woven layers of character, plot, theme, and mystery mean that you can't read it fast enough but yet if you read too fast you'll miss something important. Reading BV Lawson books is the best kind of torture. I don't enjoy many Mystery or Suspense novels, but this one takes it. Highly Recommended!"
"BV Lawson has created a memorable character in Drayco, a concert pianist turned FBI agent, turned crime consultant. He also has the fascinating condition of synesthesia, which not only adds a mysterious depth to his character it is integral to the plot."