Former trial lawyer James Grippando fills best-sellers such as The Abduction and Found Money with stirring realism and nail-biting suspense. Under Cover of Darkness is Grippando at his best-a fast-paced thriller packed with unexpected twists. A young, powerful attorney for Seattle's most prominent firm, Gus Wheatley has everything he wants. But one day he gets a frightening phone call. His wife, Beth, never picked up their daughter from the youth center. In fact, Beth has vanished. Her disappearance coincides with the emergence of a serial killer who appears to be taking his victims in matching pairs-and a woman nearly identical to Beth has just been slain. As Beth's disappearance becomes increasingly puzzling, the tension builds toward shocking revelations. Grippando delivers another gripping page-turner, and narrator Richard Poe flawlessly matches the blistering pace.