A convict's fingerprints point to a deadly conspiracy at Angola State Prison in this "action-packed, cleverly plotted topnotch thriller" (Booklist).
After surviving the clutches of a deranged killer, criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn decides to leave police work for a safe, quiet job at a photography gallery. But her retirement is interrupted when her former boss, chief medical examiner Andy Broussard, needs a favor. He wants Franklyn to take a quick trip to Angola and check on a convict named Roland Cicero. If Cicero really is locked in his cell, as the warden claims, then why does a corpse on Broussard's table have his fingerprints?
But the errand is anything but routine when Franklyn discovers a murderous conspiracy at the prison. She returns to New Orleans while Broussard heads to Memphis to investigate a suspicious death. But splitting up to follow the threads of a criminal network only makes it easier to get caught in the web.
"All the streamlined thrills and gripping forensic detail Donaldson's fans have come to expect." Kirkus Reviews