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.
Roberto Maccarone has brought grand opera to the solar system’s fringe, where there isn’t enough culture to fill a petri dish. But soon he’s up to his eyebrows in corporate greed, rebellious miners, bloodthirsty mercenaries, outrageous lies, intense loathing, inane conversations, and more unintended consequences than you can shake a baton at.
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.