The strange note was just the beginning. Soon Howard County, Maryland Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller is pursuing a killer basing murders on the Fibonacci series, a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the preceding two. And all Peller knows for sure is that the series never ends.
Bernard and Melody Earls are hired to nick a silver statuette of a pine marten (a species of weasel) from a family of rich buffoons. It won’t be easy, but a job is a job, and this one may offer more than it appears!
In the grip of a record cold winter, Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller and his colleagues investigate a trio of seemingly unconnected crimes: a disappearance, a series of arsons, and a murder. While temperatures plummet, cold cases collide with new crimes, and somewhere a killer with blood as icy as the waters of the Chesapeake watches and waits.
Four years ago, Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller’s wife Sandra died on a country road. The driver who rammed her car vanished without a trace, leaving police stunned and baffled. Now a bungled robbery raises new questions. As his colleagues investigate, Peller’s memories awaken, and he discovers that he and Sandra still have a long road to travel.