The Midnight Road
by Tom Piccirilli
Review by Steve Sawicki
Bantam Mass Market ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553384086
Date: 26 June 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Flynn is the main character in this novel and he's a protective service worker in Long Island New York. As the novel opens, Flynn is driving through a snow storm on his way to investigate a case. It's late and Flynn arrives to find a little girl playing out in the snow. Responding to an anonymous call, Flynn knows he won't be greeted with cheer and the woman who answers the door proves him right. What Flynn finds in the house is something that will come to haunt his days, cause his death and provide no few revelations about who he is as an individual. What he finds will create no small number of problems for him and those around him. The question is, will he only have to die once for this case or is there a second death in store for him. From official release/information:
Book Description: From the moment he saw the girl in the snowstorm, Flynn had less than an hour to live. But he'll remember his last fifty minutes long after he's dead. As an investigator for Suffolk County Child Protective Services, Flynn has seen more than his share of misery, but nothing could prepare him for the nightmare inside the Shepards' million-dollar Long Island home. In less than an hour, that nightmare will send him plunging into a frozen harbor—and awaken him to a reality even more terrifying.
They've nicknamed Flynn "The Miracle Man" because few have ever been resuscitated after being dead so long. But a determined homicide detective and a beautiful, inquisitive reporter have questions about what really happened at the Shepard house—and why the people around Flynn are suddenly being murdered. Flynn has questions of his own, especially when one of the victims dies while handing him a note: THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT. Flynn has returned from the Midnight Road—and someone wants to send him back.