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Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from the father she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War over twenty years ago. Unwilling to deal with her overwhelming emotions, Karen packs the notebook away, putting it—and her father—out of her mind, until she receives a shocking phone call. Her father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.
Homicide dectective Marc Chastain considers the murder nothing more than street violence against a homeless man, and Karen accepts his judgement—at first. But she changes her mind when her home is burglarized and accidents begin to happen. All at once, she faces a chilling realization: whoever killed her father is now after her. Desperate for answers, Karen retrieves the only think that links her to her father—the notebook he had sent months before. Inside its worn pages, she makes an unsettling discovery: her father had been a sniper in Vietnam and the notebook contains a detailed account of each one of his kills. Now running for her life, Karen entrusts the book and its secrets to Marc Chastain. Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder—and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the kill book.
Karen Whitlaw: Nurse
Marc Chastain: Police homicide detective in New Orleans
Stephen Lake: U.S. Senator
Franklin Vinay: Deputy director of operations in the CIA
Antonio Shannon: Police detective in New Orleans
John Medina: CIA agent, son of Rick Medina, also agent
Dr. Dailey: Doctor at Karen's hospital who isn't well regarded.
Cinda Blockett: Nurse
Jeanette Whitlaw: Karen's mother who died recently of respiratory failure
Piper Lloyd: Karen's best friend
Dr. Pargannas: New Orleans medical examiner
Carl Clancy: Henchman for Hayes
Suter: Ohio detective
Walter William Lake: Senator Lake's older brother, deceased.
Mr. Hayes: Mysterious character behind the murders of Medina and Whitlaw.
Jess McPherson: CIA agent and friend of Rick Medina
Rick Medina: Agent who was killed in New Orleans
Raymond Hilley: Confidant of the Lake family
Mr. Gable: Father who murdered his son and abused his wife; Mark's case.
Dexter Alvin Whitlaw: Karen's estranged father and former Army sniper.
James Blake Gable: Young boy killed by his father; Mark's case.
Mrs. Gable: Mother of a young boy killed by his father; Mark's case.
Kaiser: A dog; German Shepard