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.
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!
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.
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.