“Wes Snowden delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood ties, duty, crime, and retribution, set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and Mogford, Somerset, England, in which Maxwell Muggs must face a maniac arsonist and killer while trying to come to terms with a long-buried secret about his past.
Years have passed since Maxwell Muggs came under the radar of IRS because of his gambling addiction, and much has changed. Maxwell has controlled his gamble addiction. His work as investigative journalist is gaining him a solid reputation, and he and his younger sister Ruthie have finally come to terms with their parents’ accidental death more than a decade earlier.
But his seemingly content life soon becomes the thing of past as an arson case involving a series of ten deliberate fires in a row throws him in the path of a group of powerful enemies.
As bodies begin to pile up, Maxwell realizes that finding the truth isn’t just about finishing his professional assignment… it’s about justice, about right and wrong… and it’s also about retribution.”