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"A powerful story of adversity, small-town politics, and a search for truth and community, tempered by surprising twists and turns."
- Midwest Book Review 


"I see a TV series future. A great read and a sure winner!"

- Readers Favorite 






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About Andy

Andy is the Shamus Award-winning author of the #1 bestselling private eye novel A Witness Above, as well as several other detective novels and thrillers. He has also been a finalist for the Agatha and the Anthony Awards.  


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"Highly recommended." -Michael Connelly

"Fast-paced, twisty, and complex."  -Booklist

"A first-rate thriller." -MysteryScene

"Storytelling as strong as talons. Once [Straka's] got you, he never lets go." -Rick Riordan

"A great read." -Library Journal

"Atmosphere, vivid setting...intriguing plot and characters you feel in your bones [make for] a compulsively readable, gripping thriller." -Julia Spencer-Fleming

"A rising star in crime fiction." -Publisher's Weekly

"As an avid reader of mystery and suspense, this is a series I will visit again and again. [The] writing is in the moment, real and draws the reader in...a highly enjoyable reading experience!" --Cozy Cat Reviews

"Witty, sharp, and flesh-and-blood real." -Jeffery Deaver

"A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why I started reading mysteries in the first place..."
-Steve Hamilton