In a city famous for its southern hospitality and eclectic music, diversity is inviting disaster. When Nashville, Tennessee, becomes host to the Kurdish-American Conference, the affable city discovers that the arriving dignitaries are not the only visitors with their sights on making this gathering a momentous international event. Radical factions are equally prepared.
Two days before the launch of the conference, Homicide Detective Mike Neal is assigned the gruesome murder of a young Kurdish man who, only eight hours earlier, was sworn in as one of America’s newest citizens. Brutal murder provides ample incentive to arouse this detective’s instincts. But, factor in a band of homegrown white supremacists with a closed-border agenda, along with a deadly chemical weapon strapped to an Arab terrorist, and Detective Neal, along with the citizens of his serene hometown, discover they are in the midst of a Music City meltdown.
“Ken Vanderpool is a stellar writer. He has created Detective Mike Neal, a cop whose emotional wounds make him refreshingly caring rather than hard-boiled cynical. Vanderpool’s knowledgeable and gripping cops-at-work descriptions will help you appreciate what the police do every day to keep our communities safe.”
CNN Senior Copy Editor (“The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”)
Author, FAST TRACK and BLUFF (Mystery-suspense)
“An exciting … disturbing story ripped from the headlines. A classic confrontation between good and evil – I loved it!”
Creator of The Matthew Livingston young adult mystery series
and 20 year veteran detective with the New York City Police