Mike gets involved with a girl whose mother was murdered years ago and ends up helping to solve an old murder case -- the very one in which Riel's partner was killed and Riel injured. Some outside the bounds sleuthing by Mike and Riel lets them both flush out the real killer this time -- but not before the accused murderer almost kills them both.
Norah McClintock is the mystery writer for young adult readers. She has won an unprecedented five Arthur Ellis Awards for Crime Fiction for Mistaken Identity, The Body in the Basement, Sins of the Father, Scared to Death and Break and Enter. McClintock has also been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for her non-fiction title Body, Crime, Suspect; No Escape was nominated for the White Pine Award; and Hit and Run was nominated for the Red Maple Award in 2004.