IndelibleBook - 2004
Medical examiner Sara Linton finds herself at the center of a terrifying hostage crisis when an assailant shoots down a police officer and wounds sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver in the Grant County police station, while Lena Adams, recently reinstated on the force, and Frank Wallace, Tolliver's second in command, work outside the station to rescue their friends. Reprint.
Two armed men enter the police station in tiny Heartsdale, Georgia, and open fire. When the shooting stops, an officer is dead, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver is seriously wounded, and the survivors -- including a class of grade-school children and medical examiner Sara Linton -- are held hostage. In a tense standoff that could erupt at any moment into more bloodletting -- with her ex-husband on the threshold of death -- Sara must search for answers and an escape in the memories of a time at the start of their relationship when another brutal, shocking crime shattered their small-town world. Because the sins of the past have caught up with Sara and Jeffrey ... with a vengeance.