On the day Earl Pickens died, a woman claiming to be his daughter walked into the detective office of Grainier and Hutch.
Martin Hutch was the only one there, and she met with him for almost thirty minutes.
After she departed, Hutch worked through the night, piecing together the torn-up document the woman had left with him.
By sunrise, he knew he’d handed the biggest case that he would ever have to solve.
The fate of an entire town hung in the balance.
Hutch had never been to Ruby Creek, but he’d be there in six hours, when the first bus of the day arrived.