An injured woman stumble into a gathering of teenagers by a lake. Detective Casey Duncan and Sheriff Eric Dalton happen to be there at the time and quickly realize this could be an attack by hostiles. The woman doesn't speak English and is in bad shape. Casey and Eric have a bad feeling about possible outcomes of this attack, and when they arrive at the tourists' campsite, they discover the remains of at least two men, although it is difficult to tell because of animal predation.
Casey has been pondering the reluctance of the council to admit to the problem of the hostiles, and as things go from bad to worse, Casey becomes more certain that the council is responsible for the hostiles, not simply for wanting to avoid doing anything about them.
I've liked every book in the Rockton series so far, even if this is not my favorite. My curiosity about what comes next is intense.
Read in September. I will mention this again closer to the date of publication.
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
Mystery/Suspense. Feb. 2, 2021. Print length: 368 pages.