In this third thriller from Hollywood screenwriter and Barry Award nominee Derek Haas, following The Silver Bear and Columbus, retirement eludes a professional killer. Columbus and his lover Risina, a mysterious rare-book dealer, have fled to a tiny Italian coastal village where no one knows their names. But one day he notices a suspicious man following him, and within days he's back in Chicago trying to figure out why his old fence Archibald Grant has been kidnapped—and why the ransom note demands Columbus by name.
"The assassin who calls himself Columbus and plies his trade in a devastatingly cool series is back. It's a pleasure to watch him go up against an adversary with a modus operandi even more diabolical than his own."—NYTimes