There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

When Ava Hart’s boyfriend, Daryl Pierce, is shot to death in his home on the same night he witnessed a man being abducted, the police are quick to write it off as a case of wrong place, wrong time. Ava disagrees. She’s convinced they killed him. And she’s hired PI Evan Buckley to unearth the truth. Trouble is, as Evan discovers all too soon, Ava wouldn’t recognize the truth if it jumped up and bit her on the ass.

Things immediately get off to a disastrous start for Evan and his partner, Detective Kate Guillory, when a cruel twist of fate throws them back into the darkest days of their shared past, the guilt and demons they hoped they’d put behind them rudely awakened.

The deeper Evan digs, the higher the lies pile up and the faster he goes nowhere. From Ava herself to Daryl’s bitter widow to a dirty cop to a vicious gang of outlaw bikers, the list of suspects just keeps on growing. Only one thing’s for sure. If he’s to have any chance of solving it, he needs to get to the bottom of the most insidious lie of all – what is Ava hiding, and why?

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Neurotransmitters firing on all cylinders with this one! The best mis-adventure of Evan Buckley story yet!!! Once I started reading, I could not stop; made myself late for work. Brilliant work by a brilliant author. Strap in and hold on tight, this adventure will twist and turn and take you on a thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Kelly A

Another excellent story in the Evan Buckley series written by a master wordsmith. Excellent plot with lots of twists and turns that surprised me with each page turn. 20 years of family strife and revenge make this an interesting read. Don’t miss it. This is the type of story that will probably in some ways haunt you forever. I know, it will me.


Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Tony Parsons

Evan Buckley gets better with each book. As do the story lines. I’ve read these three in a row in only two days! Ready for the next one!


One of the best I’ve read in a while. Plenty to keep any reader totally engrossed. The twist at the end surprised the heck out of me.


Compelling. Fast-paced story that leaves unanswered questions. There is violence but no drag-you-down drama. Intriguing storyline with plenty of twists and gallows humor. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Classic quote and entertaining dialogue.


Wow. I have just found a new author to love and follow. I love the honest grittiness of this new character, his flaws, his heart and his determination. James Harper seems to know the human condition very well and explores it in his writing. With gripping plots and a few helpers this books comes to a very satisfying ending. I recommend it. Soooo good.

Toots Sullivan

I loved this book and its protagonist, Evan Buckley. Every thing about this story is believable and the character development is true to life. Great story and dialogue. I’ll read everything this author turns out.


This book is outstanding and possibly one of the best mystery books I have read! Boy oh boy page turner all the way. I was nervous scared I mean I had all kinds of emotions going on there. I wanted it to end to relieve my stress but was disappointed when it did end. I wanted more!!!!!