A child is abducted and murdered.
His confessed killer rots in prison.
The child returns. Or has he?
Thirteen years ago Mark Siebert was abducted while on his paper route. His confessed killer is rotting in prison. But now Mark has come home. Or has he?
Mark’s parents ask Detective Jake Houser for help because finding the truth is what Jake does best. Jake owes them his life,so he takes the case despite their one condition—no cops.
Jake’s off-the-books investigation digs up the depraved and twisted secrets of powerful men. Men who will use their limitless resources to protect themselves. Will the dangerous forces Jake unleashed eliminate every link to the truth before Jake can find it?
As It Never Was is book #3 in the Jake Houser Crime Series.