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From Publishers Weekly In the dark, compelling fifth Moe Prager mystery from Anthony-winner Coleman (after 2007's Soul Patch), the PI and former New York City cop pays a heavy price for a choice he made in the late 1970s after locating the missing Patrick Maloney. Prager had decided to preserve both the secret of Patrick's whereabouts and sexual orientation from Patrick's sister, Katy. When Prager marries Katy years later, the shadow of his deception weighs heavily over him, and Katy's eventual discovery of the truth?after Patrick's death?costs him her love. The divorced pair reunite after an unknown enemy launches a complicated campaign of terror against them, aided by a seemingly resurrected Patrick. The occasionally overly convoluted plot and a heavy reliance on earlier books make this less accessible to newcomers, who may also not be as moved as old-timers by the downbeat ending. While this appears to be the end of the series, fans of well-written PI novels will hope to see more of Prager. (Apr.) Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Booklist The family of Moe Prager, a retired New York police officer and private investigator, has been destroyed by a secret involving the death of his brother-in-law. Now, two years later, he gets a call saying that his dead brother-in-law?s grave has been robbed. As he delves into the matter, reviewing all of his old cases to find links and determine who belongs in the empty grave, he uncovers many strands of corruption and deceit amid a complex web of family relationships. A bleak but satisfying mix of police procedural and noir thriller. --Barbara Bibel Read more See all Editorial Reviews