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Paperback,  6″ x 9″
261 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-361-8

by Philip C. Baker

First-time hit woman Silk Rhenko makes a rookie mistake and, as a result, the bodies start piling up in the city. To help solve the sudden murder spree, Detective Basil Keene recruits two fellow detectives and the unlikely Eileen Mack, an underage bartender at Sully’s Tap. As Keene gets closer to the truth, the novice hatchet woman becomes more desperate and grows more dangerous. Will Keene catch up with Silk and her demented employer, Fyodor Umarov? Or will the Russian criminals escape under the veil of a violent storm at sea? Keene and his colleagues battle against time, weather, and evil in this crime thriller set in Maine.


Philip C. Baker is a graduate of Colby College. He has traveled to five continents and driven over a million miles. He managed a drill rig in Nevada, prospecting for gold. He searched for precious minerals in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. He has sold sporting goods and wheels and snow-and-ice management products in New England. He grew up in Falmouth, Maine, sailing on Casco Bay and enjoying the land where it meets the sea. He now lives in southern Maine with his family and two rescued beagles who find great sport in growling at blowing leaves, barking at squirrels, and, of course, baying at the moon.

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