||Seventeen years ago, a kidnapped child died at the hands of the police, and the ransom intended to save her was nowhere to be found. Now the cop accused of slaughter is dead and his son wants answers - the truth for his father and redemption for himself. But the town of Hangtree has secrets to keep and some fine lowlifes to keep them. The fever burns through Crease as he unravels the only case that means anything to him, but he has to watch his step. He's losing ground to a mentor of a more dangerous stripe with his own vendetta to see satisfied. Can Crease put it together before he's torn apart? A dusty neo-noir murder mystery, The Fever Kill expertly blends flavors of hardboiled crime and modern literature. Tom Piccirilli provides a thrill ride for pulp connoisseurs and the uninitiated mainstream alike.