Martin Roy Hill, author
The year is 1987. Battle-scarred news service correspondent Peter Brandt returns from covering the wars in Central America to bury his ex-wife, Palm Springs TV reporter Robin Anderson, after her brutal murder. When Peter discovers the local police refuse to investigate Robin's murder, he sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find her killer. Unearthing a shadow world of sex and drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past, Peter and Matt soon become targets themselves. Peter must finally face his own demons - and death in a dark and empty place.