cover image Night Tremors: A Rick Cahill Novel

Night Tremors: A Rick Cahill Novel

Matt Coyle. Oceanview (Midpoint, dist.), $26.95 (304p) ISBN 978-1-60809-149-2

In Anthony Award–winner Coyle’s extremely dark sequel to 2013’s Yesterday’s Echo, Rich Cahill, a La Jolla, Calif., PI stuck doing such lowly jobs as photographing adulterous spouses, is drawn to the case of Randall Eddington. Imprisoned in San Quentin eight years earlier, at age 18, for the brutal murder of his parents and sister, Randall may get a new trial if fresh evidence can be verified. The investigation is complicated by the involvement of a vicious biker gang, the ethically compromised cops who may have known that Randall was framed, and Cahill’s own obsessive need to study every piece of the puzzle. Most PIs are hypercompetent and tough, but Cahill is fallible and painfully vulnerable—he keeps on trying to do the right thing. Readers should be prepared for a morally ambiguous ending to this sobering crime novel. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (June)