His phone ringing late at night awakens private
detective Bill Smith. A police officer tells him to come
down to the police station because they are holding his
fifteen-year-old nephew. Bill has no idea what his nephew
is doing in the city since he hasn't kept in touch with his
sister and her family for years. When he retrieves Gary
Russell, the teen refuses to tell him why he's in the city.
Gary escapes from Bill's custody and the private
detective puts in motion several steps to try and locate
him. Looking for answers, he travels with his partner
Lydia Chin to Gary's home in Warrenstown, NJ to see if he
can find out why the lad was so desperate to get away.
What he finds in that little town is a cesspool of lies and
cover-ups from a crime that took place twenty-three years
ago and is still affecting the townspeople of today.
Anyone who reads the newspapers will have no trouble
believing the events that take place in WINTER AND NIGHT
can actually happen. S.J. Rozan is a brilliant writer who
creates compelling crime fiction tales that are impossible
to put down until the reader knows how the story line will
end. Bill Smith and Lydia China are one of the best crime-
fighting pair in fiction today.