(From the publisher):
Chris Sinclair has never really forgotten his first real love, Jean: a college girlfriend from the era of free love, a wild young woman who introduced him to a world of sex and drugs and alcohol drastically unlike his own. But she left his life in college and he hasn't seen her since, until a young woman's body is found buried in a shallow grave on the outskirts of San Antonio. Through forensic reconstruction of the decomposed skull, a face takes shape. A detail or two is different, but there's no doubt the face is Jean's; like an afterimage in his mind, he sees her face in the young woman's and he knows...
But many things do not make sense about the woman's death, and leads take Chris and his investigators in different directions, directions that crisscross between the petty crimes of high-school students and the serious crimes of known felons.
As Chris begins the search for the truth behind the young woman's death, he opens doors to his own past, doors that are difficult to close again, and he comes to realize that his future will now be very different from what he had expected.
Original title: Afterimage
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper