For the courts, there is a resolution to every murder case brought before them. Cold cases are different. The crimes remain unsolved. For the detectives assigned to Homicide, every victim deserves justice. After significant time has passed, only the victim’s loved ones and the homicide detectives keep lit the hope of justice. Those who hunt killers know a thrill, fear, and frustration unique to their profession.
Young, ambitious, and clever, Johnny Till is a force to be reckoned with as a new homicide detective for the Lawler County Police Department. As tradition demands, on his first day on the job, Till pulls a cold case file to investigate. The file in question is one that has haunted the department and community for years: the cold-blooded murder of Officer Michael Dunlap, gunned down in the black of night some twenty years earlier.
Now, in order to solve the murder and heal the victims left behind, Till must reopen old wounds and retrace the final days of Dunlap’s life. The journey will lead him down a rabbit hole to a darker, more sinister conspiracy, one that threatens to steal the lives of children around the world. In order to close this cold case, Till must not only come into his new role as a homicide detective, but face his own fears to truly become a hunter of men.
Lance J. LoRusso began his law enforcement career in 1988 and has been practicing law since 1999. His practice focuses on representing first responders including when they are injured on and off duty. To date, LoRusso has represented approximately eighty law enforcement officers involved in on-duty shootings or in-custody deaths. He regularly speaks to and instructs first responders from local, state, federal, and international agencies. His articles and blog posts have been featured in first-responder publications, including SWAT, and on websites such as Police One, Law Enforcement Today, and Officer Resource.
His first book, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident, is referenced and used in law enforcement academies and criminal justice programs around the United States. His book Blue News addresses the intersection of law enforcement and media. His fiction book Peacemaking is a “Christian thriller” about a cop’s walk with Christ, and Parallax: Crime Tales is an anthology of short stories. The profits from his nonfiction books support first-responder charities.