In 2008, ambulance-chasing lawyer Jay Shenk persuades the grieving Keener family to sue a private L.A. hospital. Their son Wesley has been transformed by a routine surgery into a kind of golem, absent all normal functioning or personality, walking in circles around his hospital room. In this unconventional mystery by the author of the Edgar Award-winning Last Policeman Trilogy, 11 years pass, and Shenk—still in practice but a shell of his former self—is hired to defend Wesley Keener's father when he is charged with murder. At the center of it all is Wesley himself, endlessly walking, staring empty-eyed, in whose body may lie the fate of humankind.
"Winters has proved himself to be one of our most fascinating genre blenders of crime and speculative fiction…. A wonderful, thoughtful book."—Booklist