When a beautiful and profoundly autistic boy named Hector is found hideously throat-cut in a Bronx row house, it’s his father, a callous and deceitful widower with gang ties, who emerges as the prime suspect. Reluctantly catching the case is A.D.A. Alex Greco, himself the wounded father of an autistic son who died at age three. A relative newcomer to the challenging and often brutal world of New York’s toughest borough, Alex has been excelling in this environment for two years, rebuilding his shattered personal life and finding love again with a brilliant forensic psychologist, Dr. Nikki Jaynes. But Alex guards a horrific secret from his own past, and prosecuting Hector’s case will do more than re-open old wounds—it may tear apart his present life as well.
Roger A. Canaff is a widely known child protection and anti-violence against women advocate, legal expert, author and public speaker. A practicing attorney, he has devoted his legal career to the eradication of violence against women and children, first as a special victims prosecutor in historic Alexandria, Virginia, and then in New York City. He served as a U.S. Army civilian in the role of Highly Qualified Expert, training and advising military prosecutors on sexual assault and child abuse. He continues to train and consult nationally and internationally on special victims issues, including crimes against the disabled, and teaches law. Mr. Canaff, an avid sailor and amateur pianist, lives and works in New York City.