Like the flick of an arsonist's match, tensions ignite when Wyman Carter, a homeless drug addict with a strange fascination for fire, enters the mix. Wyman knows more than he should about the murders, but he's on the run--from the guardian who exploits him, from his past, and from the voices screaming inside his head.
Tempers flare as Caleb himself becomes a suspect in the murder investigation led by Claudia Briscoe, the detective he used to call friend.
With help from his deaf brother Sam and Henry Rudd, a recovering addict, Caleb faces a firestorm that threatens not only his reputation, but his very life.
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Praise for Carla Damron's Caleb Knowles mysteries.
"A personable character ... readers will follow him breathlessly to the novel's well-reasoned conclusion."
--"The State," Columbia, SC
"Carla Damron writes with wisdom, heart and deft hand at building suspense, but mostly she writes about characters any one of us could become."
--Pamela James, "The Writers Room Magazine"
"Damron's adaptation of the deaf is poignant and exact ... one of the better examples of true deaf characterization."
--"Deaf Characters, Behind The Fiction"