John Burley’s The Absence of Mercy is a harrowing tale of suspense involving a brutal murder and dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit Midwestern town.

When a brutally murdered teenager is discovered in the woods surrounding a small Ohio town, Dr. Ben Stevenson—the town’s medical examiner—must decide if he’s willing to put his family’s life in danger to uncover the truth. Finding himself pulled deeper into an investigation with devastating consequences, he discovers shocking information that will shatter his quiet community, and force him to confront a haunting truth.

Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; First Edition edition (November 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062227378
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062227379