Voodoo Moon - Book Four of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
Psychological profiler Robert Payne is drawn into a circle of intrigue and murder and he investigates the murder of man's girlfriend, whom he claims was killed by an arsonist who burned down an asylum long ago, and disappeared. With TV Psychics and the local police, Payne must unravel the past to solve the case in the present. More
Twenty-five years ago, in a small Iowa town, an asylum for the criminally insane burned to the ground, killing inmates and employees. The fire was set by Paul Renard, a sexual psychopath who escaped the blaze and disappeared. Today young Ricky Hennessey faces murder charges in the death of his girlfriend. His defense: Paul Renard did it. Legal investigator Robert Payne joins the case at the request of Tandy West, a cable TV psychic and Payne's former lover. She's doing a piece on the Hennessey case for her show but has begun to question her gift and feels the need for Payne's reality-based investigatory skills. With the assistance of the local police chief, Susan Charles, Payne learns that the past has invaded the future in a most unexpected way.