Superior DeathBook - 2006
Small-town reporter Vince Marshall faces looming deadlines, an over-the-edge boss, a wife he suspects is cheating, and the challenge of balancing his career while raising a toddler. The last thing he needs is for his mother to become the suspect in a mysterious woman's death--a story he's covering for the local newspaper.
Vince searches for answers and runs up against the town's irascible police chief, an untouchable influential family, and a rogue detective--who are all trying to kill the story for their own reasons. Even more mystifying is his usually opinionated mother's infuriating silence. The harder he tries to uncover the truth, the more he realizes just how deep the levels of secrecy in this small Lake Superior town really go. With each exposed lie, Vince risks losing everything: his family, friends, and reputation.
As Apostle Bay--which is already divided by contentious union negotiations and teenage drug use--struggles to survive the scandal, Vince must decide just how far he's willing to delve into a world of deception, deceit, and self-discovery.