After getting fired from the Atlantic City Press, journalist Adam Jordan has landed a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he's working on now - a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach - is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up than covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he's digging his own grave.
Nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel for Floater in 1986, Joseph Koenig followed this debut with three more novels in close succession, culminating with the New York Times Notable Book Brides of Blood in 1993. False Negative is his first new novel in 20 years.