In this third book in the New York Chief of Detectives Series, Gary Hastings takes us inside a major NYPD homicide investigation. Chief of Detectives Pat O'Connor sends an investigative team of crack New York City Detectives to rural Stokes County, North Carolina, where a body of a teenage girl, reported missing from New York City, is found buried in Hanging Rock State Park. This investigation, being conducted by the Stokes County Sheriff and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, becomes complicated as jurisdictional issues and egos clash. Pat O'Connor is forced to navigate the challenges of a multi-jurisdictional investigation without compromising the integrity of their on-going efforts. The team searches for the identity of a suspect, who may be a serial killer, posing a serious threat to the streets of New York. You are given a front row seat in this exciting investigation, as detectives seek to determine THE CAROLINA CONNECTION!