Colin Wilcox writes thoughtful fiction about the ways we live. He lives in Seattle, and when he's not writing he enjoys being daddy to a rambunctious toddler, reading hiking, skiing, sailing, and not mowing the lawn.
Book two of the California Trilogy. Julie Wilson tries to move on after nearly dying from "safe" punishment. Her former boyfriend, Rick Westmoreland, tries to run the memories and pain into the ground. Then a horrific accident puts him back in North America and on a collision course with the shadowy businessman who tried to buy Julie as his wife.
How for do we go to protect ourselves from an ongoing threat?
What happens when our protective systems quietly go awry and destroy people?
Bev Wilson finds out when the Guards call. They’ve arrested her daughter, and Bev finds herself pitted against a corrupt justice system and a shadowy businessman who tries to buy Julie as his wife.