A newspaper editor in upstate long island is drawn right into a lethal net of hatred and suspicion while he joins the quest for a abducted little boy during this gritty and evocative mystery from an Edgar Award–winning author

Long Creek in New York’s Hill County is an offended place—depressed, suspicious, and unforgiving. within the aftermath of a late-November storm from snow, one of many town’s youngest voters, five-year-old Jamie Brokow, the son of rich divorced mom and dad, is kidnapped. His kin will pay the abductors their ransom, however the boy isn't returned—and quickly later on, Fran Spicer, the neighborhood reporter protecting the case, dies because the results of a mysterious vehicle crash that the police are all too desirous to characteristic to alcohol.
Will Schafer edits a newspaper in a neighboring county, and he’s much less keen to push aside the dying of his buddy Spicer so simply. Schafer won’t locate a lot neighborhood aid for his research, however—strangers like him should not welcome in lengthy Creek. nonetheless, he's decided to discover the reality and notice that justice is served, for Fran and for little Jamie. however the hunt may have robust, unanticipated effects for everybody concerned: Schafer, the townspeople, the police, the devastated relations . . . and a wierd, disfigured hermit, drawn from his solitude within the woodland through the nervous cries of a small baby within the night.

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