Archibald Sims, Charleston's premier detective, has a mansion on The Battery and a $1-a-year job as a homicide detective. What starts as a routine investigation quickly sends him on the trail of a series of bizarre murders in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the case is a cunning, perverse loner who will stop at nothing in his quest for the ultimate revenge. The bodies are piling up fast, and this investigation will test Sims like no other. As he races to stop the killer, he discovers a horrible truth - his girlfriend and his young son are targets too.
BEN GREER, a native of South Carolina, published his first book of fiction at the age of twenty-six. Slammer, a novel based upon his experiences in a maximum security prison, received rave reviews, and his subsequent three novels were extensively reviewed in the United States and Canada. Currently Greer teaches at the University of South Carolina and is at work on his second Archibald Sims novel.