A young woman flees abuse; a teen runaway hides a dark secret; an ex-cop chases his own past. All three converge at the harrowing end of a trail of violence stretching from the high desert to the streets of Portland.
Published by F+W Crime
Born and raised in southern Oregon farm country, Ellie Spaneker flees her home and abusive husband, her trail dogged by a brutal ex-cop in the hire of her vengeful father-in-law. In Portland, retired homicide detective Skin Kadash fills his idle days drinking coffee and searching for Eager Gillespie, a teen runaway of special interest as the only witness in a troublesome and long unsolved murder. Eager, meanwhile, is on his own, grifting and working the angles in the homeless underground, oblivious to the unfolding events which will force him to face the consequences of a crime, and a longing, which has haunted him for years.
These disparate trails converge at a bloody standoff, the harrowing end of a string of violence which stretches from the high desert to the streets of Portland.
“DAY ONE combines philosophical first person wit with a spider web of a plot. It is an utterly engrossing page-turner, but you’ll force yourself to slow down, just so you don’t miss any of Bill Cameron’s crackerjack writing. A reluctant hero, a damsel in distress, a kid with a secret, plenty of Oregon references, and oh, lots and lots of murder. What more could anyone want?”
— CHELSEA CAIN, AUTHOR OF THE NYT BEST SELLING THRILLERS EVIL AT HEART, SWEETHEART, AND HEARTSICK
“As usual, Cameron takes us on a dark ride through uncharted territory — a journey that leaves us both satisfied and begging for more.”
— ROBERT GREGORY BROWNE, AUTHOR OF THE THRILLERS DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN AND PARADISE CITY