When Beau Delaney, the Halifax hotshot whose exploits are the subject of a new Hollywood film, is charged with the murder of his wife Peggy, itÓ³ lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins who takes the case. But when BeauÓ³ family dynamics and the appearance of a mysterious childalert Monty that his client iskeeping secrets, others join in to help keep Beau from a life in prison. MontyÓ³ pal, Father Brennan Burke, has a hand in the investigation, as does MontyÓ³ estranged wife, Maura. Watching all this is Normie, Monty and MauraÓ³ daughter, who has the gift of second sight. When she starts having visions that involve Beau, she canÓ´ tell whether they reflect something heÓ³ done in the past?or something he might do in the future. It then becomes clear that Normie and Monty must rely on each other to discover the truth about PeggyÓ³ death.
Anne Emery is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School who has worked as a lawyer, a legal affairs reporter, and a researcher.She is the author of Barrington Street Blues, Cecilian Vespers, Obit, andSign of the Cross, winner of the 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.