'Andy Walker, son, lover, and a veteran of war, knows tragedy is only ever a heartbeat away.
'When an inmate escapes from the prison farm upriver and abducts Nathan, a child Andy has vowed to protect at all costs after loosing his own son years before...Walker draws on his inner soldier to deliver young Nathan from harm, and discovers who the escapee is; a dark figure from his past, the devil who changed his life forever, the man who introduced him to 'The Game'.
'The story ends as it began, with the same two people on the banks of Blackwater's river - only this time Walker has a gun, and a choice to make. And so in the end, Blackwater may keep just one more secret...' (Publisher's blurb)
Dedication: For Mel, my safe harbour