John Santana Returns! (September 2015)
When St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana is assigned a cold case involving the murder of an environmental engineer, he begins to see connections to another case he once investigated—the murder of a young Native American woman.
But in seeking justice for the victims, it soon becomes clear that someone wants to keep their deaths buried, someone very cunning . . . and very deadly. In his quest to hunt down the killer before he strikes again, Santana must confront his own inner darkness and a conspiracy that threatens his life and the life of the woman he loves.
“…a taut story full of mystery and tension… with a pertinent message interwoven into a thrilling plot."
"… Christopher Valen is where it is at when it comes to police procedural thrillers. The mysteries are complicated but believable. The characters are well drawn and realistic. The dialogue and action is crisp and intense. I highly recommend The Darkness Hunter and Christopher Valen to anyone looking for a solid mystery novel."
—Phillip Tomasso (Author of Damn the Dead and Extinction)
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