In this searing debut thriller, a detective on the edge must stop a vicious killer, even as he mends the emotional scars in his own life. Jason Jerrard didn't become Virginia City's finest detective by building stable romantic relationships. And it's beginning to show -- he's got a new girlfriend who doesn't know what she's in for, and an ex-wife determined to do whatever it takes to get him back. But the real nightmare in Jerrard's life is the murderer-rapist who's turning Virginia City into a living hell. Brutal and elusive, this is a killer whose taunting has made it personal with Jerrard. And taking him down might just require more than Jerrard has to give. Passion, jealousy, courage and violence come to a head in Love & Justice, a thrilling new novel from a promising young literary voice.