"Sharp characterization and deft descriptions make this a solid addition to the amateur detective shelf."—Publishers Weekly
When loner Faith Flores finds her mother dead of an apparent overdose, she refuses to believe it. Unfortunately, the cops are all too eager to close the case and move on, sending a distraught and unsatisfied Faith to live with her Aunt T in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
But Melinda, her mom's junkie friend, prompts Faith to begin digging, igniting her passion in science and her need for answers. Faith soon discovers her mother had participated in an experimental clinical trial to treat heroin addiction. Then Melinda also dies from an apparent overdose.
Now Faith is pulling out all the stops in her search for truth—lying to her best friend, her aunt, even the police. But when the medical examiner's body is found in the Schuylkill River, Faith realizes if she doesn't find who's behind the sinister science and its cover-up, she could be next.