First Stone by Gary Ballard
Series: The Stepping Stone Cycle, Episode 1.
Approx. 31,400 words.
Published on December 1, 2013.
Forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter wakes from a semi-catatonic state with no memory of the previous year. Jack is the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife, Sarah.When a serial killer in coal country claims to have killed her, Jack and FBI Agent Bill West investigate, finding a deeply disturbed amnesiac and a deeper cosmic mystery that goes beyond anything they could imagine.